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
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
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.
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
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:
quote: Bah, I'm waiting for the 32nm refresh.
quote: 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.
quote: Also, what's the big difference between 860 and 870? I can't seem to find any which would somehow justify twice the price of the latter.
quote: Core i5 750 supports virtualization (VT).