Intel Planning Updates for Core i7 Desktop and Mobile Processors

Submitted by lalit on February 27, 2010 - 6:07pm.

Intel is planning to add two new Core i7 desktop processors and one Core i7 Extreme Edition mobile processor to the lineup. Intel’s first six-core desktop chip Core i7-980X will come in March and offer 3.33GHz clock speed, 12MB L3 cache and up to 3.6GHz Turbo Boost. The Core i7-980X would be top performing desktop chip for Intel and should cost around $1,000.

The second desktop chip that Intel will ship next month and which is already available on some European retailers is quad-core Core i7-930. The 2.8GHz processor will replace 2.66GHz Core i7-920 processor. It will offer 8MB L3 cache and 3.06GHz Turbo Boost. The Core i7-930 will be priced around $350 when it officially ships next month.

The top-of-the-line laptop processor Core i7-940XM will offer 2.13GHz clock speed making it the most powerful mobile processor from Intel. But the power hungry quad-core processor will have a TDP of 55W making it impossible to fit in most laptops. It will have 8MB L3 cache and 3.33GHz Turbo Boost mode. Intel will ship the Core i7-940XM in Q3 2010 priced around $1,000.
[Via Electronista]