Intel Core i7-950 and Core i7-975 CPU coming soon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Leave a Comment



Intel will soon launch new Core i7 processors around the end of this month or early next month. Intel had launched three Core i7 processors - i7-920, i7-940 and the extreme edition i7-965 around last November 2009 and they are currently the fastest desktop processors and will soon be replaced by these two new chips.

The Core i7-950 is a performance edition bloomfield chip which is clocked at 3.06 GigaHertz with 8 MegaBytes of cache. The Core i7-975 is an extreme edition bloomfield chip clocked fastest at 3.33 GigaHertz and the same 8 MegaBytes of cache. These two chips will replace the i7-940 and i7-965 respectively when released. The specifications and price are listed below.

Update Saturday, May 30, 2009:
Intel Core i7-975 and 950 have been released, and they have began to appear in several retail stores this week.
These two new releases are replacing the Core i7-940 and i7-965 which will be discontinued soon.

Core i7 975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield:
Speed: 3.33 GHz
Cores: 4
Cache Size: 8 MB
Memory controller: DDR3 800/1066/1333 MHz
Bus Interface: 1x 6.4 GT/s QuickPath
Socket: LGA1366
Power TDP: 130 W
Price: $999

Core i7 950 Performance Edition Bloomfield:
Speed: 3.06 GHz
Cores: 4
Cache Size: 8 MB
Memory controller: DDR3 800/1066/1333 MHz
Bus Interface: 1x 4.8 GT/s QuickPath
Socket: LGA1366
Power TDP: 130 W
Price: $562

4 comments »

  • Anonymous said:  

    im just wondering what happens to the core i7 940?? Does the price goe down to the $200 margin????

  • Manx said:  

    It would definately drop but by how much is still a question.
    Will update as soon as there some info regarding the price.

  • Richard said:  

    Intel is phasing the 940 out. It has been discontinued.

  • Manx said:  

    @Richard That's right, the 940 and 965 will be phased out and will be last available for order on September 4, 2009.
    More here:
    Intel to end Core i7-965 and 940 CPU