Info and pricing on Intel's latest CPU launch

Today, Intel announced the new Lynnfield Core i5 750, Core i7 860, and the Core i7 870 which are running at 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, and 2.93GHz respectively. Intel also lists prices at $196, $284, and $562 respectively.

Lynnfield processors are built using a 45nm manufacturing process, have a 296 mm2 die size (774 million transistors), and use the LGA-1156 socket. All three of the new processors have a TDP of 95W. Both the Core i7 860 and Core i7 870 make use of Hyper Threading which allows them to processor 8 threads -- the Core i5 750 comes with Hyper Threading disabled.

Here's what some of the reviewers from around the web are saying about the we Lynnfield processors:

I'll start this conclusion with what AMD must do in response to Lynnfield. The Core i5 750 is a great processor at $196, in fact, it's the best quad-core CPU you can buy at that price today. In nearly every case it's faster than AMD's Phenom II X4 965 BE, despite the AMD processor costing almost another $50. Granted you can probably save some money on an integrated 785G motherboard, but if you're comparing ~$120 motherboards the AMD CPU is simply overpriced. -- AnandTech

Ultimately, Intel's has done what they set out to do with Lynnfield--bring Nehalem's features and benefits down into more mainstream price points. The new Core i5 and Core i7 800 series processors are excellent additions to Intel's already stellar CPU line-up and the P55 Express chipset is shaping up to be the darling of motherboard manufacturers and potentially the overclocking community at large. -- Hot Hardware

Intel's new Lynnfield Core i7 and Core i5 processors weren't intended to win overall performance crowns, but they came closer than many expected them to in our testing.  Lynnfield indeed brings the features and performance of the Nehalem architecture to a new price point and market and in doing so will likely spark a wave of PC enthusiast upgrades this fall and winter. -- PC Perspective

Intel's Lynnfield processors are sure to be a hot item to grab in the coming weeks, so those looking to shop for a new Core i5 or Core i7 processor can head over to the usual suspects for your hardware kicks:

Intel Core i5 750
Tiger Direct

Intel Core i7 860
Tiger Direct

Intel Core i7 870
Tiger Direct

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