Looks like the Core i7 940 isn't the only Nehalem processor that will be phased out this year, TG Daily writes the 965 Extreme Edition will also start disappearing later this year.
And in that view, it is interesting to see that Intel is announcing the retirement of two of the three i7 CPUs before they have reached that volume production mark. Following the i7 940, the company announced that the 965 will be phased out as well. Final orders will be taken on September 4, 2009, and final products are planned to ship on May 7, 2010.
The obvious conclusion is that Intel has other products that will be taking the place of these i7 CPUs rather sooner than later, even if the official word is that the company will be shipping the current i7s “through 2009.”