Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

New Intel Core i5, i7 Processors Product Matrix

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 12 comments

How fast and for how much.

Today's the big debut for Intel's Lynnfield processors. To learn all about what's so great about these new chips, check out our full coverage. All the reading, thanks to the hard work of our Managing Editor Chris Angelini, should keep you occupied for some time.

For a quick summary, however, of what's new today, clock speeds, cache sizes, cores and how much they'll cost, peep the table below:

Check out the following guides and reviews to Intel's new chip below. All three articles were published today!

Intel Core i5 And Core i7: Intel’s Mainstream Magnum Opus

Core i5, Core i7, CrossFire, And SLI: Gaming Paradise, Redux?

In Theory: How Does Lynnfield's On-Die PCI Express Affect Gaming?

Display 12 Comments.
This thread is closed for comments
  • -3 Hide
    wild9 , 9 September 2009 08:02
    Yet again, Intel removes Hyper-Threading from 'flagship' products.
  • 1 Hide
    ftpaddict , 9 September 2009 15:40
    Wild, the i5 is not a flagship product.
  • 0 Hide
    mi1ez , 9 September 2009 15:40
    They're just differentiating between high end and upper-mainstream. Gots to keep people buying i7 somehow!
  • 2 Hide
    DoDidDont , 9 September 2009 16:18
    There are only two models listed here that do not have hyper threading and both models in this list are at the entry levels in their class, NOT “flagship”. IF you have to use the term “flagship” for THIS LIST it would be the i7-870 for desktop PC’s and the Xeon X3470 for server/workstations. Although if you really wanted to use the term “flagship” correctly for Intel’s current range it would be the core i7-975 for desktop PC’s and the Xeon W5590 for workstations, and the X7460 for large server/enterprise environments, and the 9150M for mission critical environments.
  • 3 Hide
    DoDidDont , 9 September 2009 17:26
    The X3460 is looking a really sweet deal! Now I just have to find a decent dual socket lga-1156 motherboard, hell, for that price quad socket! 32 render buckets in 3ds max droooool……… Now off to look for that quad socket lga-1156 motherboard……………… ….. … .. ?? ummmm…………..

    Is it just me or is Intel shooting themselves in the foot? People that use applications that take advantage of multithreading like 3ds max are going to choose one of the new line of core i7 processors compared to its older equivalent and only having to pay a very small difference in price.
  • -2 Hide
    wild9 , 9 September 2009 20:38
    The i"x" is a flagship product when it's compared to what's available: Core 2 Quad. What incentive is there for this castrated hardware in relation to that technology, especially considering the costs involved? Sorry if you didn't quite grasp that.

    How much extra silicon real estate does HT take up? The TDP is within the same characteristic as the HT-enabled parts..and as mentioned, multi-threading apps - which are now becoming ever-more common - would benefit especially compared to AMD.

    In terms of cost I would personally choose Phenom II, but naturally this choice varies depending on the particular sector and applications used. I do think it's a poor show to disable Hyper-Threading considering this is a) a new processor design, and b) that applications are increasingly demanding more thread-optimised hardware. Core 2 users would probably be looking at this chip and wondering what the bother is especially when they can just crank up the FSB and throw in a better graphics card for their games..
  • 2 Hide
    DoDidDont , 9 September 2009 22:25
    Wild9

    I think its best to actually do the research first, and compare a few benchmarks. The processors listed here are not flagship models compared to what is already available. I already listed the flagship processors from Intel. As for what the ‘X’ stands for, the processors listed here with the alpha prefix of ‘x’ are xeon processors and the ‘X’ marks it as a performance processor, where as the ‘L’ marks it as power optimised. You are getting confused with desktop processors where ‘X’ means dual core extreme, and ‘QX’ meaning quad-core extreme. The meaning of Intel processor alpha prefixes and number allocations can be found here: -

    http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/about/xeon_itanium.htm
  • 0 Hide
    wild9 , 10 September 2009 03:48
    Was actually referring to the ix range rather than specific models. Intel wouldn't market this range as something inferior (yes, I have done the research and I am aware of just how well the Core 2 Quad's can be in comparison). The ix range is classed as the next-generation of processor, which one would assume would supersede the present technology in terms of thread optimisation.

    I do think that - as mentioned - Intel may just shoot itself in the foot with this particular version. I'd find it very hard to justify such a purchase in view of the overheads associated with a new motherboard and new memory. Can Intel afford to be this selective? Time will tell, I guess.

    Thanks for you input all the same :) 
  • 1 Hide
    I-AM-THE-LAW , 11 September 2009 01:57


    “The i"x" is a flagship product when it's compared to what's available: Core 2 Quad’ ?????

    Compared to what’s available??? ……….. Core 2 Quad ????

    I think Wild9 has been trapped in a time bubble for the last year or at least a very deep hole. Intel’s core i7 processors have been available since November 2008! These new additions to the core i5/7 family make really great value especially when you look at the prices of lga 1156 motherboards, plus future upgrade plans for the lga1156 socket.

    Some info for wild9.

    The year is 2009 and nearing 2010!

    Tony Blair is no longer prime minister of the UK.

    Computers no longer require glass valves .

    and mobile phones no longer require a 5kg battery and carrying handle.

    I’m glad you got rescued but time to catch up on a few things :) 

    It almost seems like your reading a completely different article to the rest of us!
  • 0 Hide
    Andraxxus , 13 September 2009 22:44
    Good now how about some hexa-cores.
  • 0 Hide
    damian86 , 23 October 2009 05:38
    wait to see the i8
  • 0 Hide
    damian86 , 23 October 2009 05:40
    or i9