The Tech Report writes several unannounced Intel Core i7 processors are now available for preorder at webshops. Perhaps these new CPUs will be launched at Computex next week.
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.