According to Digitimes; "Intel has announced that desktop processors based on the company's upcoming new microarchitecture (codenamed Nehalem) will be formally branded Intel Core processors. The first products in this new family of processors, including an Extreme Edition version, will carry an "i7" identifier and will be formally branded as Intel Core i7 processors. This is the first of several new identifiers to come as different products launch over the next year.
"The Core name is and will be our flagship PC processor brand going forward," said Sean Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and general manager, sales and marketing group. "Expect Intel to focus even more marketing resources around that name and the Core i7 products starting now."
Initial products based on this microarchitecture are expected to be in production in the fourth quarter of this year. These processors will feature Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, also known as simultaneous multi-threading, and are capable of handling eight software "threads" on four processor cores."
Three different sockets will be used with Nehalem, socket 1366, 715, and 1160.