Just recently, Intel announced the introduction of three new energy-efficient quad cores for its Core 2 lineup - Q8200s, Q9400s, and Q9500s with 65w TDP. Later this year in August or September, the company intends to launch its 45nm Lynnfield Core i5 processors, based on socket LGA1156. Moreover, these initial models will carry a TDP of 95w.
In Q1 2010, Intel plans to release complementing energy-efficient 65w TDP models. The primary focus behind this is not only to bring down the energy consumption of the CPUs, but also to enable quad core scalability for 65w optimized platforms. In effect, this will bring more low power, high performance cores to the small form factor, notebook, and all-in-one market segments.
On another note, the low-power Core i5 processors are expected to enter the market in Q1 2010 at prices higher than their standard counterparts.