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Rumor: Intel Launching Core i5, i7 September 8

According to Digitimes' sources at motherboard makers, Intel's upcoming Core i5-750, Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 CPUs as well as P55 chipsets will be announced on September 8.

While the upcoming Lynnfield platform parts haven't officially been launched yet, some retailers have already received new Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and are already selling them, much to Intel's chagrin.

Either way, motherboard makers are excited for the new Intel P55 chipset as it is expected to boost sales by 15 to 20 percent in the fourth quarter. P55 boards are expected to make up one fifth of total shipments by the end of the year.

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.
  • ejohanss69
    They could help their cause a bit by lifting the NDA. I want to see some benchmarks.'s only a week from now!
  • kawininjazx
    I love me some P45, bring on the P55.

    Gigabyte all the way.
  • dirtmountain
    The i5 750 and the i7 860 has been out for retail sale in Taiwan for about 3 weeks now, been for retail sale in Australia, Europe for a couple of weeks. The P55 is out for retail sale in the USA right now.
    Just because Intel hosed Toms and every other major site that reviews hardware by keeping an NDA long after their CPUs were out for retail sale doesn't make this a "rumor"
    Thats what I said about a month ago, sounds about right to me heheh
    Thats what Id heard amonth ago as the release date, now yes, some retailers jumped the gun, oh well, we saw it with the 4850 too
  • sot010174
    I just hope they don't ditch the 1366 platform...
  • megamanx00
    Considering you can already buy them...........
  • warezme
    1366 is the triple channel high performance platform. why would they ditch it!!!! Two, why are i5's being sold on super high price mobo's when the i5 was supposed to be the budget savior to the i7 platform????
  • JasonAkkerman
    I'm just looking forward to all the P55 hype coming to an end.
  • h83
    Where i live (Portugal) there is already a store selling P55 MB, Asus in this case, starting from 165€ for the P55 PRO, 185€ for the EVO and 200€ for the Deluxe version and there is also a store selling a Core I5 750 for 205€. The prices seem, at least for me, a little high for something that is supposed to be mainstream and too close to the X58 entry MBs, but since they don´t have any real competition...
    If the benchies are good enough, maybe i´ll finally update my Core2Duo E6400...