Intel to phase out first Core i7 CPU

By on May 6, 2009, 6:43 PM
Intel is getting ready to discontinue its first processor based on the Nehalem micro-architecture after roughly six months in the market. Specifically, the company has notified its partners that the 2.93GHz Core i7 940 CPU is being phased out as demand towards the chip has shifted to other products. Itíll be a while until it is officially off the market, however Ė customers can place their final orders for the 940 until September. Intel will ship its last boxed units on December 4 this year and the last tray flavors of the chip on November 5, 2010.

With the announcement, Intel makes way for the rumored Core i7 950, which will work at 3.06GHz and is expected to be announced in the near future, most likely prior to or during the Computex 2009 computer show in Taipei. The higher-end Core i7 965 is also rumored to be replaced with an upcoming 975 model running at 3.33GHz. Pricing for both parts should be similar to that of the chips they are replacing, at around $562 and $999 respectively. No word on when Intel plans to roll out mainstream Nehalem processors yet.

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lncpapa said:
Great - just got my 940 yesterday and it's already being replaced. ;)
hamsteyr said:
makes me feel like a dinosaur owning a Q6600 lol
FoReWoRd said:
you got that right hamster, it was only a while a go our Q6600's where top end cpu's, but now....near lower midrange.....
Julio said:
What can you do about it, running a trusty Q6600 here, too.At least we didn't pay for any (now dated) Extreme Edition CPUs, I got mine for a good price a year ago or so.
Zeromus said:
Oh great, that's what we need. More frames for games. :D
hamsteyr said:
Ahaha Even then, based on the charts, the Q6600 is still used in a lot of comparative benchmarking and only a few manage to top the stock Q6600... i think we're still good to go :P
hursey said:
Just my Luck oh well. Im happy with the 965 and my trust Q6600 i wait a few years yet for another upgrade maybe they have a 1265 i7 and windows 9 ..... ;)
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