Intel's Core i5 "Lynnfield" processors and the P55 chipset have been delayed from July to early September 2009. There's little competition in the processor market right now and the market is pretty bad, so Intel decided to delay the Core i5 to allow more time for 4-series inventory to deplete.
However, the Core i5 may be available in limited quantity in late August, while P55 based motherboards are expected to pop up as soon as mid-August.
Intel plans to launch three Core i5 CPUs with frequencies of 2.93GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.66GHz 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.
The entry-level Havendale processors are scheduled for January 2010, while the P57, H57 and H55 chipsets are expected in Q1 2010.