Wednesday, February 11th 2009

Intel Preparing Core i7 950, Expanding Lineup

Earlier this month, news surfaced of Intel working on a new Extreme Edition (XE) Core i7 chip, model 975, that displaces the existing Core i7 965 XE from its existing price-point to grab the $999 in 1,000 unit tray quantities price-point. The 975 XE is to be accompanied by another new SKU in the making: the Core i7 950.

The new chip is bound to displace the Core i7 940 from its existing price point of $562. It features higher clock speed, bus multiplier value and is built on the newer D0 revision of the Bloomfield core. The chip will feature a clock speed of 3.06 GHz. It achieves this speed using a multiplier value of 23X. The new chip is expected to be introduced sometime in Q2, 2009.Source: Donanim Haber
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18 Comments on Intel Preparing Core i7 950, Expanding Lineup

#1
jbunch07
Can somone remind me why Intel CPUs coast so much?

Is it just because they can get away with it?


Will this have any effect on current 920 prices?
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: jbunch07
Will this have any effect on current 920 prices?
I think not. 940, if it stays, will sit somewhere between the prices of 920 and 950.
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
intel, keep churning out your powerhouses, too bad i cant afford :(
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#4
Icewind31
Well Microcenter does have the i920 for 229.99 however in-store only.
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#5
ZoneDymo
The price of the i7 920 is really good, the only problem are the costs it comes with, meaning a X58 motherboard and some ddr3 memory.
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#6
Haven
by: ZoneDymo
The price of the i7 920 is really good, the only problem are the costs it comes with, meaning a X58 motherboard and some ddr3 memory.
+1
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Wile E
Power User
by: jbunch07
Can somone remind me why Intel CPUs coast so much?

Is it just because they can get away with it?


Will this have any effect on current 920 prices?
Because they perform better than AMD's chips, and they have the larger market share.
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#8
jbunch07
by: Wile E
Because they perform better than AMD's chips, and they have the larger market share.
I know they perform better than AMD's offering but Do they perform $800 dollars better?
It just seems a little overpriced to me, but then again, I guess this kind of practice is far from un-heard of in the tech world. As long as it's better people will pay more to have it. :ohwell:
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Wile E
Power User
by: jbunch07
I know they perform better than AMD's offering but Do they perform $800 dollars better?
It just seems a little overpriced to me, but then again, I guess this kind of practice is far from un-heard of in the tech world. As long as it's better people will pay more to have it. :ohwell:
Well, on a cost to performance ratio, no, the Extreme series isn't worth $1000. Some people will pay the premium to have the best tho, and it's the only way to get the unlocked multi from Intel. I'm guilty of this as well. I like benching, and therefore the benefit of the unlocked multi comes into play. The PhenomII BE has an unlocked multi, but it still doesn't match up to my QX in performance where I need it. (Plus it wasn't around when I bought the QX)

They can charge that much because they are in their own league. Short version = because they can. lol.
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jbunch07
by: Wile E
Well, on a cost to performance ratio, no, the Extreme series isn't worth $1000. Some people will pay the premium to have the best tho, and it's the only way to get the unlocked multi from Intel. I'm guilty of this as well. I like benching, and therefore the benefit of the unlocked multi comes into play. The PhenomII BE has an unlocked multi, but it still doesn't match up to my QX in performance where I need it. (Plus it wasn't around when I bought the QX)

They can charge that much because they are in their own league. Short version = because they can. lol.
Yeah this is true. If you have the money why not. I've always been happy with AMD's offerings but for other hardcore enthusiast, Intel offers the most performance and Intel knows this so they jack up the prices. It would be so nice if AMD could offer something to compete with Intel. but not sure if that will happen anytime soon. but we'll see.
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Wile E
Power User
by: jbunch07
Yeah this is true. If you have the money why not. I've always been happy with AMD's offerings but for other hardcore enthusiast, Intel offers the most performance and Intel knows this so they jack up the prices. It would be so nice if AMD could offer something to compete with Intel. but not sure if that will happen anytime soon. but we'll see.
I hope AMD will catch up someday. I personally don't care which cpu I have, so long as it performs and overclocks to my needs.
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#12
jbunch07
by: Wile E
I hope AMD will catch up someday. I personally don't care which cpu I have, so long as it performs and overclocks to my needs.
Couldn't have said it any better than that! :toast:
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#13
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Soooo...

965 (C0) -> 975 (D0)
940 (C0) -> 950 (D0)
920 (C0) -> 920 (D0)

Why isn't the 920 being relabeled 930? It seems to be the only exception to the trend.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: FordGT90Concept
Soooo...

965 (C0) -> 975 (D0)
940 (C0) -> 950 (D0)
920 (C0) -> 920 (D0)

Why isn't the 920 being relabeled 930? It seems to be the only exception to the trend.
Because hypothetically, a 930 should be clocked at 2.80 GHz (21 x 133) :)
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#15
hat
Maximum Overclocker
ONLY $562!! FINALLY, a processor that EVERYONE can afford!!

>_>

I wish to see what LGA1166 has to offer. Hopefully something more affordable.
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: hat
ONLY $562!! FINALLY, a processor that EVERYONE can afford!!

>_>

I wish to see what LGA1166 has to offer. Hopefully something more affordable.
Core i7 was never meant to be a processor everyone can afford. It is not a mainstream product.

It's like crying at Chevy for not making the Corvette a car everyone can afford. It just isn't a mainstream car, is it?
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#17
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: btarunr
Because hypothetically, a 930 should be clocked at 2.80 GHz (21 x 133) :)
Which means we should be hearing of a 930 D0 soon? I mean, why release a 920 D0? There already is a 920 on the market.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: FordGT90Concept
Which means we should be hearing of a 930 D0 soon? I mean, why release a 920 D0? There already is a 920 on the market.
New revision of the Bloomfield core. Intel will not use "D0" to sell the processor, the "D0" part is neither part of the brand name nor the SKU. It's just like the G0 revision of the Q6600 or E0 for Wolfdale. At this point I don't know exactly what makes E0 different.
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