X-bit Labs claims Intel is planning to launch the first high-end Lynnfield processors on September 6. These models will be marketed under Core i7 or Core i5 names, and will reportedly easily rival existing Core i7 models in terms of performance and in terms of price. The main advantage of the new parts is said to be the power consumption, 95W vs 130W TDP, and the site also notes Intel will debut 82W energy-efficient models in Q1 2010.
The first Lynnfield chiips to be unveiled will be models Core i7-870 (4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB cache, 2.93GHz clock-speed), Core i7-860 (4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB cache, 2.80GHz clock-speed) and Core i5-750 (4 cores, 4 threads, 8MB cache, 2.66GHz clock-speed) that will cost $562, $284 and $196, respectively. At present Intel Core i7-950 (4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB cache, 3.06GHz clock-speed) is priced at $562 and on October 18, 2009, Intel plans to introduce Core i7-960 chip (4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB cache, 3.2GHz clock-speed) at that price-point.
In Q1 2010 Intel will start to roll-out the first energy-efficient chips – with 82W TDP – based on Nehalem micro-architecture: the first two chips in the new family will be Core i7-860S (4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB cache, 2.53GHz clock-speed) and Core i7-750S (4 cores, 4 threads, 8MB cache, 2.40GHz clock-speed) that will cost $337 and $259, respectively, in business quantities.