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IDF is under way and as usual there are plenty of interesting things on display here. One of the things that caught the attention of the people over at Hexus was a desktop system running a Nehalem processor. Not just that it was up and running, but that it was doing it at 3.2GHz. Current revision is A1, and retail is not expected until Q4 this year, which should something like B3. Since it was a desktop systems, the processor in question was ”Bloomfield”, which sports four cores with SMT, and triple memory channels.

Intel was evidently eager to point out that the early silicon is very healthy and performs well. Considering how many computers that are on display, one can’t really question that statement.

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