Intel Lynnfield: Release date set
The rumors about Intel's new Lynnfield based CPUs have been confirmed. September 08 has been set as date of release for the socket LGA 1156 processors.
The first new Lynnfield based CPUs for the socket LGA 1566 have apparently been confirmed. The release date as well as the technical specifications have been listed in a PCN (Product Change Notification) that has been sent to retailers. According to that the first three models the Core i7-870 and i7-860 as well as the core i5-750, will hit the markets on September 08. The document also lists the exact Product Codes BX80605I5750, BX80605I7860 and BX80605I7870 plus the according S-Spec numbers SLBLC, SLBJJ and SLBJG. Furthermore the new processors are also listed in Intel's International Declaration of Conformity.
In order to minimize confusion among the customers Intel puts additional information on the cover of the CPU boxes. Besides the model number there also is a tag for the required type of socket since the Core i7 models will be available for LGA 1366 and LGA 1156. For more information about the new Intel CPUs, take a look at our Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery benchmarks with the Core i5-570 and the Core i7-860.
The document also mentions other model numbers: Those probably refer to the new Celeron dual-core CPUs E3200 and E3300 with 2.4 GHz respectively 2.5 GHz which have already been offered by some retailers and are intended for socket 775 motherboards.
In addition to that there is reference to a new Intel Core 2 Quad processor, which is called Q9505 (Yorkfield) and has 6 instead of 12 MiByte L2 cache, but that's the only difference to the "bigger” Q9550.
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