“September (6) will see the debut of the Core i5 mainstream Nehalem-class processor, along with a pair of new Core i7 parts. The i5-750 will run at 2.66GHz, though its auto-overclocking ability can push that to 3.2GHz when apps demand it and as long as it doesn’t overheat the system. The 750 will support DDR 3 memory running at up to 1333MHz, and it’ll contain 8MB of L3 cache as all Nehalems do.”
“Intel has cut prices between 11 and 19 per cent. The company rarely explains its quarterly price tweaks – which tend to happen in the wake of its posting of financial results for the prior quarter – and this time around was no different.”
Brad Reese writes that according to Mark Sue, capital markets managing director at RBC, Cisco may very well reclaim its lost market share by Q1 next year.
“’Our current RBC/Changewave survey indicates Cisco may recover some lost share: 80 per cent of respondents who plan to purchase network equipment over the next 90 days plan on using Cisco (vs. 75 per cent in Q1/09 and 78 per cent in Q4/08.”