The CPU's are maybe 6 mo. apart.
It looks like nothing will be continued. Everything is geting new socket,
Haswell to - 1050.
Infect, latest CPU is comming to x79. The 3970Xhttp://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28043-intel-core-i7-3970x-comes-in-q4-2012
The Core i7-3970X is going to replace the current Core i7-3960X and it is basically just a minor speed bump. According to available details, it could end up working at 3.5GHz base and 4.0GHz Turbo clock. Of course, it will still be based on 32nm Sandy Bridge-E architecture and feature 6 cores with HyperThreading support, have 15MB of L3 cache and come with unlocked multiplier since it is a part of "Extreme Edition" lineup.