Rumor: Intel Delays i5 Platform to September

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sasquatch42

still waiting for a $150 nehalem

Intel doesn't seriously want me recommending the Ph2 720 to everyone in need of a cheap and fast chip, do they?

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Zoomer

i7 runs on socket 1366, and will be for the performance seeking crowd and gamers. 1066 will be cheaper and for more casual use, will have the PCE-E controller and other 'bridge parts on the chip, and will overall be more mainstream. Thus, they named such a chip the Core i5 to differentiate between the different sets.

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bingojubes

ooh thx for clarification. i had originally assumed it was the i7 package in a 775 socket. sux that people would still need to upgrade their hardware to run those. i could have given my dad a reason to upgrade this year.

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Kaasiim

based on whats written above, i'm assuming that i5 will be weaker than i7.
That being said, shouldn't Intel be working on something greater, or more powerful than the i7?

Is intel trying to fail?

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bingojubes

Intel's probably trying different tactics after releasing the i7. they probably are banking on the popularity of the i7-920, and trying to market "a bit* more affordable (possibly) processor for those who dont want a HUGE, possibly a costly upgrade. if it turns out the i5 is 100$ cheaper from the 300$ i7-920, things will get interesting later on this year for those seeking an i5.

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n0ctis

Wait... what?!

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Defiant

Core i5? ... :| never heard of it, why are they going backwards, should the next ones not be the core i8 or i14 or something?

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