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Santa Clara, California-based Intel is expected to update its lineup of Core i7 processors with the addition of two new models, both of which will be targeted at the high-end enthusiast market segment. The upcoming top high-end CPU model, dubbed Core i7 975, will become Intel's new flagship consumer CPU as it will boast a core speed of 3.33GHz. The lower-powered Core i7 950 will boost a core speed of 3.06GHz. Both models are expected to become available at the end of May.

According to a recent update of the chip maker’s pricing list, the new CPUs should be out on May 31. The highly rumored Core i7 975 model will be priced at US$999, while the Core i7 950 will be available for US$562. The price difference between the two is significant but doesn't necessarily reflect the difference in clock speed. While the higher-end Core i7 975 will boast a core speed of 3.33GHz, the Core i7 950 will be featured at a frequency of 3.06GHz.

The updated price list also hints at some other new Intel processors, part of the company's extensive lineup of Core 2 Quad CPUs. Before the launch of the company's new Nehalem-based processors, a couple of new mid-tied versions of the Core 2 Quad S models will be made available. On April 19, Intel will introduce the Core 2 Quad Q8400 and the Core 2 Quad Q8400S, both of which will be featured at a core speed of 2.66GHz. Price-wise, these new models will be offered for US$183 and US$245, respectively.

On the same day as the new Core i7 processors, Intel will reveal the Core 2 Duo E7600, priced at US$133, the Pentium Dual-Core E6300 and the Celeron Dual-Core E1600, priced at US$84 and US$53, respectively

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there seems to be an interesting line-up for the low end segment for intels. it seems like intel wants to win the lower end market as well. but no new for the mid ranged.
 

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you would have to be ******ed to buy the 975 instead of the 950
 

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965 is so expensive?... why is it the same price as the i7 940 extreme? or is this an extreme?
 

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Prices are pretty much exactly at the levels of the 965 and 940 that they are replacing. This is 100% as expected.

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you would have to be ******ed to buy the 975 instead of the 950

Unless you need the unlocked multiplier for OC at sub-ambient temps.
 

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The prices of these processors are embarrassing to Intel. It's really making me crazy. I would love to have a Core i7, but for a 920 and a good tri-sli motherboard would cost me 500-700$. I bought my entire system i have today for 919$ and it o=bliterates everything i can throw at it. They really need to make the Core i7 for non wealthy people as the worlds economy turns into a giant basket of ****.
 

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There will be always ******ed people that will buy the i7 975 with air-cooling


It's not worth a penny IMO if you're not using phase-change cooling / LN2.
 

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The prices of these processors are embarrassing to Intel. It's really making me crazy. I would love to have a Core i7, but for a 920 and a good tri-sli motherboard would cost me 500-700$. I bought my entire system i have today for 919$ and it o=bliterates everything i can throw at it. They really need to make the Core i7 for non wealthy people as the worlds economy turns into a giant basket of ****.

Tri-SLI for non wealthy people? That's a bit of a contradiction, don't you think?

Intel is having no trouble selling the i7 at it's current prices. There is very little incentive to make the cheaper.
 

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The prices of these processors are embarrassing to Intel. It's really making me crazy. I would love to have a Core i7, but for a 920 and a good tri-sli motherboard would cost me 500-700$. I bought my entire system i have today for 919$ and it o=bliterates everything i can throw at it. They really need to make the Core i7 for non wealthy people as the worlds economy turns into a giant basket of ****.
i5?
 

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Tri-SLI for non wealthy people? That's a bit of a contradiction, don't you think?

Intel is having no trouble selling the i7 at it's current prices. There is very little incentive to make the cheaper.
I can think of 3 9600 GSOs that I would like to TriSli and not spend much on. But you are right, TriSli is expensive because of the motherboard, the power used, the cards needed, not to mention the resolutions you'd be playing at requires an above average monitor.

My question is, however, why replace what isn't broken? They could just introduce new revisions/steppings to the current crop and make everything handy dandy.
 

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If you already own a i7 940 or a i7 965 there is no reason to buy the 950 or 975.
 

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Intel is having no trouble selling the i7 at it's current prices. There is very little incentive to make the cheaper.
i7 currently has less than 1% of the market share and it doesn't look like its getting any bigger, especially when i5 comes out. People are just sticking with 775 for right now.
 

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So one of the new Pentium processors is going to be the E6300? Like the low-level, 1.83GHz CPU from the Core 2 launch? Would it have been that big of a deal to pick other numbers?
 

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I can think of 3 9600 GSOs that I would like to TriSli and not spend much on. But you are right, TriSli is expensive because of the motherboard, the power used, the cards needed, not to mention the resolutions you'd be playing at requires an above average monitor.

My question is, however, why replace what isn't broken? They could just introduce new revisions/steppings to the current crop and make everything handy dandy.
GSO's don't tri-sli lol
Neither do 9800GT's

Only 8800GTS (G92) and above Tri-SLI
 

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i7 currently has less than 1% of the market share and it doesn't look like its getting any bigger, especially when i5 comes out. People are just sticking with 775 for right now.
And?

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I'm assuming this means the price of the 920 won't go down?
Probably not.
 

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If you already own a i7 940 or a i7 965 there is no reason to buy the 950 or 975.
would apply to someone having a 920 as well...
 

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GSO's don't tri-sli lol
Neither do 9800GT's

Only 8800GTS (G92) and above Tri-SLI
You cannot tri-sli 8800gts (G92). The only cards in the 8 series that can be tri-sli is the 8800gtx and the 8800 ultra.

I keep looking for a reason to go i7 but my Q9650 is so darn good on air, its pointless.
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