Intel Core i5 680 and Core i7 870s CPUs in the pipeline

Intel Core i5 680 and Core i7 870s CPUs in the pipeline

Summary: Rumors have it that Intel is planning on extending its Core i5 and Core i7 CPU lines.

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Rumors have it that Intel is planning on extending its Core i5 and Core i7 CPU lines. According to Digitimes, two new CPUs are on the way. The Core i5 680, 3.6GHz dual core part, 256KB of L2 cache per core and 4MB of L3 cache. The CPU is based on Intel's 32nm Clarkdale architecture and features a built-in 45nm integrated graphics processor. This chip will become Intel's fastest dual-core part and is expected to be priced (for a tray of 1,000) at $284. Then there's the Core i7 870s, which is like the i7 860 only clocked at a lower speed of 2.67GHz. This speed drop lowers the chips TDP from 95W to 82W. The price per thousand parts is expected to be $560.

These CPUs, along with those from AMD, mean that there are some interesting times ahead of us.

Topics: Intel, Hardware, Processors

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  • useless

    Intel is making useless dual cores with IGP's. Everything is going quad. And the price of their dual cores with IGP's makes them unattractive for basically all buyers. As someone buying a $300 processor is probably not interested in integrated graphics, especially terrible ones like the IGP. A 955BE with a 790chipset would cost alot less and perform better.
    Jimster480
    • What about for mobile computers?

      Quad cores and discrete graphics hurt battery life.
      AzuMao
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          AzuMao
  • Awesome !!! I love my i7 it's SOOO FAST

    I love my i7 it's SOOO FAST...
    gtatransam@...
  • RE: Intel Core i5 680 and Core i7 870s CPUs in the pipeline

    This article is confusing. There's already an i7 870. Is the new one a low power version of the current 870 o is it a low power version of the 860?

    If it's the latter, then Intel needs to reconsider it's branding.
    notsofast
  • RE: Intel Core i5 680 and Core i7 870s CPUs in the pipeline

    no I believe they are either dual cores or IGP based
    chips.
    Jimster480