We know that Intel’s going to be bringing out a more mainstream iteration of its Nehalem technology, popularly known right now as Core i5.
Amidst reports that Intel was delaying “Lynnfield” processors and chipsets from July to September, we asked Intel for the official story.
Expectedly, Intel didn’t offer any hard dates and stood its ground that things are progressing still as projected.
“We have always said 2nd half 2009 for production for Lynnfield,” an Intel representative told Tom’s Hardware.
The talk surrounding Core i5’s timing started from a Digitimes report saying that processors and P55-based chipsets were pushed back by a couple months. The report also went on to list three Core i5 CPUs for launch: “with frequencies of 2.93 GHz, 2.8 GHz and 2.66 GHz and priced at US$562, US$284 and US$196 in thousand-unit tray quantities. All of them will feature a TDP of 95W. The P55 chipset will be priced at US$40.”
Intel offered no additional comment on the above other than to call the report just a product of “Rumour and speculation.”
Is this a typo?
The i7 has proven to be the most clock efficient, and overclocks like a champ.
The cheapest i7 is $280 right now, and I personally want it. Will we have any reason other than price alone to get an i5?
I'm personally hoping it can exploit the benefits of ddr3 better and have even better clock efficiency.
Sorry, meant $200+.