Intel Core i7's to get 'Turbo Mode'

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Nehalem goes Turbo

IDF News on Core i7At the Intel Developers Forum yesterday, Rajesh Kumar, an Intel fellow, gave the lowdown on the forthcoming i7 CPU's. The Core i7 will be quite different from the current Core 2 processors.

One new feature will be the 'Turbo mode'. This nifty little feature overclocks one or two of the cores when certain parameters are met. Basically, if only two of the cores are required Turbo Mode will be activated, which will disable the other two cores. When it does this, the two running cores are automatically overclocked. If only one core is used, the other three will be shut down and the remainder will be overclocked. This quite an exciting idea and we look forward to putting the new processors through their paces.

Another change is the introduction of the Intel QuickPath Interconnect, which does away with the Front Side Bus. Core i7's will also feature an integrated memory controller and OverSpeed Protection has been removed. With the early benchmarks that are filtering through, it looks as if the CPU market is again going to be staying a one horse race for some time to come.

You can view an Intel webcast regarding the Core i7's from the IDF here. It makes for very interesting viewing.

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18-08-2008, 07:58:11

PV5150
Synology are proud to announce the release of their Disk Station DS408 NAS server.

Details in the press release

19-08-2008, 09:01:30

Rastalovich
Still like the idea of having a disk enclosure thing that`ll take all kinds of harddrives ide/sa, with eth/usb/fire connections, and it presents to the pc 1 drive that is a summation of whatever u throw in it.

Atm u can obviously do this via a small pc setup that u purpose build, but having something small and compact would be nice.

Hmm, I`m thinking of a project now.

19-08-2008, 09:42:13

nathan

Still like the idea of having a disk enclosure thing that`ll take all kinds of harddrives ide/sa, with eth/usb/fire connections, and it presents to the pc 1 drive that is a summation of whatever u throw in it.

Atm u can obviously do this via a small pc setup that u purpose build, but having something small and compact would be nice.

Hmm, I`m thinking of a project now.



me too, the specs im looking for;

8 how swap sata 2 hdd's
low power board/cpu perhaps via or the atom.
quite
needs to be raid

If i had the time i think i'd build my own case.

19-08-2008, 10:07:50

Rastalovich
It`s semi-annoying that I have something like 300g ide, 200g ide, 200g sa x3, 160 sa, 120 sa, on the shelf.

It`d be nice just to be able to plug them into 1 device and have... almost 1.5T available. Over a usb or something, I`m not going to be worried about it being max speed or anything. Even eth into a router for network storage - again it`d be a project to build a pc, but then it`d be nice just to have a device/caddy.

19-08-2008, 11:32:03

anklebiter

It`s semi-annoying that I have something like 300g ide, 200g ide, 200g sa x3, 160 sa, 120 sa, on the shelf.

It`d be nice just to be able to plug them into 1 device and have... almost 1.5T available. Over a usb or something, I`m not going to be worried about it being max speed or anything. Even eth into a router for network storage - again it`d be a project to build a pc, but then it`d be nice just to have a device/caddy.



Hehe dont we all, It appeals to me too, not having to transfer data to your current HDD just add the old Hdd to the system above and have all ur old data only a USB away, awesome, as-long as the old hard drives remain stable.
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