Report: New Intel Desktop Chips Coming Soon

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • paigeinfull
    Good news but the 970 is way too expensive
  • No wonder. Fry's was having a sale - core i7 930 + a Tom's recommended x58 mobo for like $380. Yay upcoming price cuts!!
  • jonpaul37
    Very nice prices for the i5-760 & i7 - 950, now if i can only get a raise at work...
  • balister
    How about an i7 - 940 (next iteration of the 920/930)?
  • rpmrush
    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.
  • geossj5
    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
  • boosterfire
    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.
  • officeguy
    Another new chip, don't these guys ever take a break :)
  • jeverson
    I would just like to see some new chipsets from Intel (X6x or P6x?). Something with native support for SATA6 and USB3.
  • liquidsnake718
    not bad, an i7 950 for $300