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Sources Say First Core i5 Will Debut September 6th

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Posted: 04:17PM

Intel's Core i5 processors, designed to be the mainstream implementation of the Nehalem architecture, is set to see its introduction with the Core i5 750 on September 6th according to sources within the Taiwanese motherboard industry. Along with the Core i5 750 (2.66GHz, 8MB L3 cache) Intel will also begin shipping two new Core i7 models for the LGA 1156 socket, the Core i7 860 (2.8GHz, 8MB L3 cache) and Core i7 870 (2.93GHz, 8MB L3 cache). All of the chips are quad-core models, although the Core i5 sticks with 4 threads, while the Hyper Threading enabled Core i7s double that to 8. Prices are expected to be $196 for the Core i5 750, along with the Core i7 860 / 870 for $284 and $562 respectively. Sources also provide some detail for upcoming dual core Clarkedale processors, which are due in Q1 2010. Low power versions of the Core i5 750 and Core i7 860 with reduced clockspeeds and TDP figures are also due during this time. Check the images for all the relevant specifications.

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Puck on July 21, 2009 04:59PM
the i3's look like 3d benchmarking nirvana. Dual core 3.46ghz stock, willing to bet 5ghz overclocks on air will be fairly common. Quads will still outperform it on the heavy multithreaded apps, but for regular gaming and 3d benchies it looks like a lot of fun.
JifDaKiwi on July 21, 2009 06:36PM
Also worth noting is that the Core i5's run on Dual Channel Memory, not Triple Channel, so you only have to shell out for 2 sticks of DDR3 :-)

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