The two sites, PCs For Everyone and Provantage, both let customers pre-order a Core i7-975 Extreme Edition with a 3.33GHz clock speed and a price tag over the $1,000 mark. The CPU otherwise looks to have the same specs as the current Core i7-965, which runs at a slightly lower 3.2GHz.
PCs For Everyone also lists a more affordable Core i7-950. Clocked at 3.06GHz with no Extreme Edition label, this CPU is up for pre-order at $649. PC World speculates that the i7-950 could replace the current $560 Core i7-940 altogether—a switch that would leave a bigger gap between the cheapest of the bunch, the $280 Core i7-920, and the next step up.
New Core i7 models showing up in shops
Posted on Thursday, May 28 2009 @ 20:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck