Intel Core i5 CPU Specifications and Prices Reported..

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Translated Source: http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=n&u=http://www.hkepc.com/2765&sl=zh-CN&tl=en

    As with always with these types of thing, take them with a grain of salt.
     
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    Interesting...
    This will introduce a whole new motherboard I take it
    Wonder what the performance difference between the i7 920 and the cheapest and most expensive i5 is

    32nm CPU soon - cant wait
     
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    These chips will be mainly used on P55 motherboards i think, I assume thats USD, sub $200 for a quad core is somewhat inbelievable. Though if it is 32nm it does mean a cheaper manufacturing process.
     
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    Well they are USD, and yes they will start being used in the Intel P55 chipset.
     
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    the first lot are going to be 45nm like the rest of the i7's..

    Mind you guys...that is USD.

    The cheapest one will not have anything good on it..it will be a standard 4 core Quaddie...

    The proper i5's with the hyperthreading and such will be double the price...
     
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    Hmm, so is the 2.8Ghz i5 the one to go for in terms of bang for buck...? Or is hyperthreading not going to be worth the extra $$$.
     
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    I wouldn't be locking much in atm, but if those prices are accurate then the 2.8ghz one would be the one i would be after. What is weird is the price difference between that one and the top one...maybe unlocked?
     
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    Hypertreading is worth it IMHO..you will basically get 4 cores for free.

    Good for multi-tasking and encoding and such.
     
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    Not really wierd...look at the price difference between the i7 920 and i7 940...

    same processor basically and the 940 isn't unlocked.
     
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    Any idea on what the processors will be called.
    820, 840 so on... maybe?
     
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    Could be :D Would make it easier to differentiate the processors.
     
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    honestly whats the point, use the i7 mass produce them and sell the 920 cheeper, and its better for mobo makers they will only need to make 1 type of mobo for i7 and i5, can not wait till the 32nm 6core CPU's are out.
     
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    But at least it was 2.66 vs 2.93 compared to the supposed core i5 2.8 vs 2.93.
     
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    $200US for a quad is nothing new. Phenom X4s can be had for under $200AU; and when the $AU was almost equal to the $US the Q6600s were about $200AU.
     
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    I cant wait for 32nm, isnt that supposed to be out around q2 next year?
    forgot the codename for them.
     
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    id rather have motherboards around the ~$150 mark than $300-400. that is the point
     
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    Yep, we'll see motherboards in the price ranges of current LGA775 parts.
     
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    Verytempting, looks like ill be upgrading at the end of the year.
     
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