INTEL'S UPCOMING Lynnfield processor family has now been given its nom de guerre by Intel and will reach the market just in time for the back-to-school frenzy.
According to HKEPC the offer consists of three processors in both the Core i5 and Core i7 class, that will get into integrator boxes by 6 September. A couple of S-series low-power quads (which aren’t very low-power at all) will also make it to market by Q1 2010. The site has compiled a table to show just how the labels will go on the processors...
$562 Core i7 870 2.93GHz (3.6GHz) processor, quad-core hyper-threaded processor with 95W TDP.
$284 Core i7 860 2.8GHz (3.46GHz) processor, quad-core hyper-threaded processor with 95W TDP.
$196 Core i5 750 2.66GHz (3.2GHz) processor, quad-core, no HT, 95W TDP.
$337 Core i7 860s 2.53GHz (3.46GHz) processor, quad-core, hyper-threaded processor with 82W TDP.
$259 Core i5 750s 2.4GHz (3.2GHz) processor, quad-core, no HT, 82W TDP.
Common to all Lynnfield processors is that you’ll bung them into LGA 1156 sockets and have an integrated dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR3 1333. And you can up the CPU clock with Turbo Boost (speed in brackets). There's no prediction on how this impacts power consumption, though.
Core i5s don’t support VT-d (direct I/O), but VT-x, TXT, ESIT and Intel 64 are supported in all Lynnfields.
Turbo Boost has the distinct ability to overclock all cores equally, or a single core to fairly high values. The number listed in brackets is most likely the single core boost, rather than the overall boost. Still, a fair overclock on tap.
So there you have it, Mr and Mrs Lynnfield, their little boy and the toddlers that will spawn forth in Q1 2010. µ
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