What is the first generation of i7?
First generation Core i7 processors were introduced in 2010 and they were based on the Intel’s Nehalem and Westmere architectures. The first Core i7, which was brand named Core i7-9xx was a Bloomfield processor with four cores and an 8 MB L3 cache.
Is 1st gen i7 good for gaming?
Brian, your i7 is fine. The bigger factor is your GPU, especially if you’re still using one from the same time you bought the Nehalem. If you’ve got a current GPU and old-ish i7, you can play just fine. You might give up a little performance, but you asked if it’s playable, not if you can max out detail settings.
Is a first gen i7 good?
i7 1st gen is truly outdated but it is still good.
The laptop ones are roughly equivalent to new Broadwell i3s single core performance. The desktop ones are roughly equivalent to 860k single core performance. So no, the 1st gen i7 is still good enough.
How many cores does i7 1st generation have?
Intel Core i7-928 (SLBCH) Quad-Core 2.66 GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU/Processor.