Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The First Intel Lynnfield PCs: Tested and Benchmarked

The First Intel Lynnfield Computers

Intel has unveiled its Lynnfield processors, and PCMag has the test results for the first systems to use the new chips.

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It isn't easy keeping up with Intel's enigmatically code-named chip releases, but on Tuesday it launched a processor called "Lynnfield." What does that mean to you? In a nutshell, Lynnfield (AKA Core i7-860, Core i7-870, and Core i5-750) and the new Intel P55 Express chipset represent the hot mainstream processors for the next generation of Intel-based PCs. Based on the Nehalem Core i7 processors introduced last year, Lynnfield processors are more efficient, more capable, and cheaper. Our tests on the first systems to use the chips, the Velocity Micro Edge Z30 and Falcon Northwest Talon (Core i7-860) , show these chips deliver performance that used to be available only in $5K gaming boxes, for a fraction of the price.

[read the full article here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352493,00.asp]

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