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2008-11-03T01:22:44Z

In addition to our in-depth article coverage of Intel’s new Core i7 processor and platform architecture, we also have a video spotlight up that gives the viewer a hands-on look of various new Intel Core i7 hardware as well as a Core i7 system in action on the test bench.

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http://hothardware.com/Articles/Getting-To-Know-Intels-New-Core-i7-Video-Spotlight/


Synopsis:  Ultimately, we can't help but be impressed by the new Core i7 processors. The performance, power profile, and overclockability are all very good even at this early stage.  Intel clearly has another exceptionally strong product in their line-up that will undoubtedly appeal to PC enthusiasts and multimedia professionals alike.


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bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-03T01:46:07Z

I see you guys are pulling a late one tonight. Thanks for the review and video. I really get that extra something out of video.

Also is it just the extreme that has the single multipliers? Do the cheaper cpus all have to run at the same speed?

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2008-11-03T10:50:07Z

Holy smokes... It's gonna cost a fortune, right?

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-03T13:35:36Z

3vi1 wrote:

Holy smokes... It's gonna cost a fortune, right?

about $300 for the 2.66ghz one that is still faster than mine[:@], $300 for a mainboard, and $100 for the cheapest DDR3 triple channel kit on the egg.

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-03T13:35:54Z

Oops double post[:$]

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-03T13:36:09Z

3vi1 wrote:

Holy smokes... It's gonna cost a fortune, right?

about $300 for the 2.66ghz one that is still faster than mine[:@], $300 for a mainboard, and $100 for the cheapest DDR3 triple channel kit on the egg.

Der Meister
2008-11-03T14:24:35Z

Great Video guys!!!

Dave_HH
2008-11-03T14:52:52Z

Bob, No, the standard chips have adjustable mults for all 4 cores too but just can only be dialed down, instead of down and up like the Ex chips.

bob_on_the_cob
2008-11-03T15:06:13Z

Thanks Dave. That will be good for that one stubborn core.

nelsoncp21
2008-11-03T17:55:44Z

 great video guys. way to tease us! overclocking these things should be fun. Thanks for giving us a quick heads up on how they OC. With a really good WC setup I am betting there can be some serious gains with these bad boys. Did you guys mess with the voltage at all with these when you were overclocking? I am curious to see how cool they stay and if raising the voltage mattered much at all.

 

Never mind I actually just read the article. I saw the video first when I posted and hadn't read the article. Wonder why the issue with high memory volt. though. What about chipset voltages or does that not make much difference now with the integrated memory controller?

amdcrankitup
2008-11-03T18:11:17Z

Dave I really appreciate the time and effort you guys put into the Video real good info! You can read all you want but when you see it then you get more out of it!Im real impressed with the I7,s and that MSI board is great! Looking forward to more video,s! Good Job!!

peti1212
2008-11-03T19:28:07Z

Wow, looks amazing. Can't wait to actually see it running other programs as well. Lol, whenever I see people benching in Cinebench, it reminds me of my own hobby of doing 3D stuff and rendering. This processor surly is a beast. :)

AjayD
2008-11-03T21:53:43Z

Very nicely done gentlemen. I can tell you put quite a bit of effort into making this video and I look forward to more future videos from you guys. Great in-depth review by the way. It looks like the ASUS board is the one to get if you've got the cash.

^Bad_Boy^
2008-11-06T08:35:32Z

Great Video Review! ;)