Intel are preparing two new Core i7 CPUs for launch in May, according to a new roadmap for the chipmaker. The Intel Core i7-975 3.33Ghz and Core i7-950 3.06GHz will replace the existing 3.2GHz and 2.93GHz chips, priced at $999 and $562 respectively when bought in bulk.
More Intel chip news after the cut
Before that, mid-range systems will have the option of new Core 2 Quad processors. Intel is expected to launch the Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz and its low-power Q8400S 2.66GHz equivalent on April 19th, priced at $183 and $245 respectively. Meanwhile the existing Core 2 Quad Q9300 will see an almost 20-percent price cut, with roughly 13-percent cuts on the Core 2 Quad S range.
Intel also have price cuts planned for July 19th, with the Core 2 Quad Q8300 dropping almost 11-percent, the Core 2 Duo E7500 falling by 15-percent, and the Pentium dual-core E5400, E5300 and E1500 seeing 12, 13.5 and 19-percent reductions respectively. Intel also have two new Pentium dual-core chips and a new Core 2 Duo E7600 arriving in May, clock-speeds unknown.