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Strolling Through Lynnfield: Intel's New SuperFast SuperAffordable CPU!

Updated on September 13, 2009

The King is dead. Long live the King! This historically traditional proclamation was habitually made following the accession of the next monarch in various countries including the United Kingdom. The original phrase was first declared upon the death of French King Charles VI in 1422 and the coronation of his son, Charles VII.

Intel has just premiered its new Lynnfield series of central processing units (CPUs) as the second phase of its Nehalem architecture which was launched with the Bloomfield series of Core i7 920, Core i7 940, and Core i7 965 almost a year ago. However, Intel did not engineer Lynnfield to fit "above" the Bloomfield line, but actually "below it." Not overly far below, as the test results in this series of Hubs will demonstrate.

It turns out that the fastest Lynnfield manages to give the fastest Bloomfield a real run for its money in the vast majority of performance benchmarks. The difference is even more striking when you consider that the price for the fastest Bloomfield is actually about four times higher than the price of the fastest Lynnfield!

Is this a revelation? Yes and no. Lynnfield utilizes a completely different Socket LGA 1156 which is in no way compatible with anything that came before it, including the Intel steadfast Socket LGA 775 of the Conroe line and the Socket LGA 1366 of the Bloomfield family.

Therefore, Lynnfield is a very different animal, and one that must be examined in great detail to understand exactly what it means to the future of prosumer, enthusiast and gaming computer users.

So... has Lynnfield killed off Bloomfield? Is it a case of "The King is dead. Long live the King?"

It is absolutely no news to any of my faithful Hub readers that I am absolutely in love... er... lust... with my Core i7 920 Bloomfield CPU. I haven't been this impressed with a new computer since the days of when I finally got my hands on a Mac II after years of squinting into a black and white nine inch screen and swapping out floppies two at a time in the Mac SEs of the time.

The Mac II was a complete revelation, with its "huge" color monitor and (gasp) a hard drive! No more floppy mounted operating system, applications, and files! A monstrous 40 megabytes that I figured I would never fill if I kept that Mac until I entered the old age home. After all... How could anyone use up 40 MB?

What a difference twenty years or so makes. I now have 1TB of in RAID 1 and a VelociRaptor as a Boot Drive. And the incredible, capacious 1MB of RAM in the Mac II has now given way to 12 GB of DDR3.

Just like the Mac II was a true quantum leap over the computer technology paradigm hurdles of the age, the Nehalem series of central processing units from Intel are today's unparalleled rocketships.

Nah, the Nehalem Bloomfield in my computer isn't a rocketship at all. It's the Millennium Falcon heading into hyperdrive. It's the USS Enterprise pushing the limits of Warp Nine. Nope, not even that... It's friggin' transwarp fer cryin' out loud. Dang this Core i7 920 is fast! It redefines desktop performance. It is an absolute and total white knuckle joy ride every time you boot up!

Continued In Strolling Through Lynnfield: Intel's New SuperFast SuperAffordable CPU! Part 2

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