Intel today finally released their new “Lynnfield” core based processors for the masses. Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 860 and Core i7 870 run at 2.66Ghz, 2.8Ghz and 2.9GHz respectively. All these three processors are based on the 45nm fabrication process and out of these three processors, Core i7 860 and the Core i7 870 support Hyper-Threading which allows them to show the Operating System eight “Virtual” Cores instead of the usual four “Physical” Cores for better performance. The Core i5 750 is the only processor here which lacks Hyper-Threading. All the three processor have a TDP of only 95W.
These new “Lynnfield” Processors from Intel are based on the Nehalem architecture and uses the new LGA 1156 socket. Intel has basically launched these new processors so as to make the Nehalem architecture based processors available to the consumer at reasonable prices. Core i5 750 will cost 196$ while Core i7 860 and i7 870 will cost 284$ and 562$ respectively. You can read TomsHardware.com review of Core i5/i7 processors here.