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Intel: Core i5 'Lynnfield' Still on Track for 2H'09

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.”

  • festerovic
    "The P55 chipset will be priced at US$40.”
    Is this a typo?
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  • mlcloud
    Hehe, yeah, the chipset will cost $40, and for every additional PCI, SATA, and Lan slot...
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  • starhoof
    I wonder how much will core i5 differentiate from i7 on the benchmarks... would it worth waiting ?
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  • icebain
    the chipset cost is just that, the chipset. Not actual retail boards.
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  • anamaniac
    I am also curious as to whether or not these will have any improvements over the i7.

    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.
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  • Pigbearman
    How many processor cores will the i5 have? Is it still a quad core but smaller? Tri-core? Dual? what?
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  • freiheitner
    Can someone tell me what the Core i5 is? I thought i7 was the "more mainstream" product (Xeon being the top-end). What makes i5 different from i7? How is $500+ "more mainstream"?
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  • freiheitner
    freiheitnerCan someone tell me what the Core i5 is? I thought i7 was the "more mainstream" product (Xeon being the top-end). What makes i5 different from i7? How is $500+ "more mainstream"?
    Sorry, meant $200+.
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  • cjl
    Bloomfield (i7) is high end desktop, Lynnfield is mainstream desktop, and Xeon components are meant as server/workstation CPUs.
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  • Raidur
    PigbearmanHow many processor cores will the i5 have? Is it still a quad core but smaller? Tri-core? Dual? what?I'm pretty sure i5 is going to be Quad, I could be wrong though.
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