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Report: New Intel Desktop Chips Coming Soon

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 45 comments

New things coming soon, according to Taiwan.

Intel typically doesn't let on about new processor models until launch time, but motherboard makers have to know before the market does so that it can prepare the hardware and BIOS to support the new chips.

According to DigiTimes' sources at motherboard companies, Intel will be rolling out new desktop options along with some lower price points.

Supposedly coming this month is the hexacore Core i7-970 at $885. Also this month will be a pair of Core i5 chips, the i5-870S and the i5-760 at $350 and $205, respectively.

Then in August, a Core i3-560 will debut at $138, while the Core i7-950 will fall from $562 down to $294.

Intel will also be rolling out new Pentium and Celeron value-oriented chips throughout the summer and fall. Check out the full list here.

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    paigeinfull , July 8, 2010 2:12 PM
    Good news but the 970 is way too expensive
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    rohitbaran , July 8, 2010 3:22 PM
    The prices are being cut, but still not that fast. The dominance of Intel is causing this. Real bad.
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    rpmrush , July 8, 2010 2:16 PM
    When will we see a 32nm Quad for the 1156 socket. They still don' have one for the 1366 socket. I want a quad with the efficiency overclocking abilities of 32nm. Still waiting. Intel Dual cores had this advantage for a while.
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  • 17 Hide
    paigeinfull , July 8, 2010 2:12 PM
    Good news but the 970 is way too expensive
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    Anonymous , July 8, 2010 2:12 PM
    No wonder. Fry's was having a sale - core i7 930 + a Tom's recommended x58 mobo for like $380. Yay upcoming price cuts!!
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    jonpaul37 , July 8, 2010 2:15 PM
    Very nice prices for the i5-760 & i7 - 950, now if i can only get a raise at work...
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    rpmrush , July 8, 2010 2:16 PM
    When will we see a 32nm Quad for the 1156 socket. They still don' have one for the 1366 socket. I want a quad with the efficiency overclocking abilities of 32nm. Still waiting. Intel Dual cores had this advantage for a while.
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    geossj5 , July 8, 2010 2:28 PM
    paigeinfullGood news but the 970 is way too expensive


    ya but its way more than what hardcore gamers would need
    its more for CPU intensive tasks and heavily multi-threaded apps
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    boosterfire , July 8, 2010 2:49 PM
    Meh. Intel is so awful with their names, it's like they're trying to confuse people. I don't get that for any update on their CPU they have to change the name by an increment of 10. Just leave it be, and call it v2 or something. Now you get 920, 930, 940, 950, 970, gosh.
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    officeguy , July 8, 2010 2:56 PM
    Another new chip, don't these guys ever take a break :) 
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    jeverson , July 8, 2010 3:00 PM
    I would just like to see some new chipsets from Intel (X6x or P6x?). Something with native support for SATA6 and USB3.
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    liquidsnake718 , July 8, 2010 3:04 PM
    not bad, an i7 950 for $300
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    rohitbaran , July 8, 2010 3:22 PM
    The prices are being cut, but still not that fast. The dominance of Intel is causing this. Real bad.
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    dgingeri , July 8, 2010 3:32 PM
    balisterHow about an i7 - 940 (next iteration of the 920/930)?


    That one did exist at one time, but was replaced rather quickly by the 950.

    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37148

    The 950 looks to be moving down to the 930's current price, so there is no need to revive the 940. Looks like 3.06GHz at the entry level pretty soon.
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    paigeinfull , July 8, 2010 3:59 PM
    geossj5ya but its way more than what hardcore gamers would needits more for CPU intensive tasks and heavily multi-threaded apps

    Why does everybody here think a cpu is just for games? Believe it or not they do serve other purposes. I do a lot of encoding, I would love to put a realistically priced hexacore in my 1366 mb but I'm guessing that won't be happening now
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    mlopinto2k1 , July 8, 2010 4:06 PM
    jonpaul37Very nice prices for the i5-760 & i7 - 950, now if i can only get a raise at work...
    I just got a raise... didn't help much.
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    leon2006 , July 8, 2010 4:32 PM
    I'm not in the market for new CPU/Platform. Maybe next year. Its always good to see new stuff and lower prices
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    cjl , July 8, 2010 4:40 PM
    dogman_1234More than 800 dollars for the 970?!Intel please, get real!Seriously, If I were them, a good 600 dollars would be good. The 980 would be about 780 buck: Realisticaly.


    As long as they have no real competition at the high end, they have no real incentive to drop the pricing. Intel's Nehalem based hexacores are unmatched for multithreaded performance, and anyone who actually needs that performance is usually willing to pay $800+ for it. For everyone else, they have other, cheaper quad cores that are still incredible. Don't expect the hexacores to drop in price until either Intel releases something new on the very high end, or until AMD actually brings out something that can compete.
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    Dirtman73 , July 8, 2010 4:52 PM
    This article highlights one minor reason I don't use Intel- they feel the bizarre need to release countless sub-iterations of each chip they have on the market. All of which will become obsolete, motherboard-wise, within a couple years. Because Intel will eventually decide to switch to yet another socket format before they really need to.

    Plus, they want to charge $800 for a hexacore. Screw that.
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    lauxenburg , July 8, 2010 4:56 PM
    Dirtman73This article highlights one minor reason I don't use Intel- they feel the bizarre need to release countless sub-iterations of each chip they have on the market. All of which will become obsolete, motherboard-wise, within a couple years. Because Intel will eventually decide to switch to yet another socket format before they really need to.Plus, they want to charge $800 for a hexacore. Screw that.


    Agreed. If people want to spend money, spend it on something worth while, like..... $1000 AMD 12-core Opteron?

    Some people are like but the socket is so huge....and I am like...and?
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    zeroabg , July 8, 2010 5:08 PM
    geossj5ya but its way more than what hardcore gamers would needits more for CPU intensive tasks and heavily multi-threaded apps

    and nutbar's who just have to have the best everything, any i7 cpu is more than you'll need.
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    rooket , July 8, 2010 5:34 PM
    i7 920 is still all anyone really needs imho. I haven't hardly even tapped the one I have sitting here. lower prices is where it is at. I still game on core2duo and it is fine. laptop deals with i7 are interesting to me but $1k is a lot of money in this economy for anything now.
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