Intel Core i5 already on sale in Taiwan

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As kids, we used to brag about every unimaginable tech our unlce’s bought from far off places like the US of A, Japan, and China etc. I’m glad to see that things like that are actually happening now. Intel’s latest corp of processors from the Nehalem architecture have been spotted being retailed in Taiwan, along with some P55 based motherboards. And to confirm this news, TweakTown have even shared a video.

Not that the new processors are selling side by side with the Core 2 line, though I think that’s only to clear up the inventory. Intel has yet to officially announce the release of these chips, which are expected to be on sale this September, as we have already reported. Here is the expected pricing details of the latest line of processors from Intel:

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Model Cores/ Threads Clock (GHz) Turbo-boost Cache (MB) QPI (GT/s) Socket (LGA) Price ($) Price (£)
Core i7-975 4/8 3.33 Yes 8 6.4 1366 970 591
Core i7-960 4/8 3.20 Yes 8 4.8 1366 545 332
Core i7-950 4/8 3.06 Yes 8 4.8 1366 545 332
Core i7-920 4/8 2.66 Yes 8 4.8 1366 275 168
Core i7-870 4/8 2.93 Yes 8 TBD 1156 545 332
Core i7-860 4/8 2.80 Yes 8 TBD 1156 275 168
Core i5-750 4/4 2.66 Yes 4 TBD 1156 192 117
Core i5-670* 2/4 3.46 Yes 4 n/a 1156 275 168
Core i5-661 2/4 3.33 Yes 4 n/a 1156 192 117
Core i5-660* 2/4 3.33 Yes 4 n/a 1156 192 117
Core i5-650* 2/4 3.20 Yes 4 n/a 1156 172 105
Core i3-540 2/4 3.06 No 4 n/a 1156 139 85
Core i3-530 2/4 2.93 No 4 n/a 1156 119 73
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I’m guessing that Intel would drop prices on all the Core 2 models to help clear the inventory and make room for the new platform. But I’d advise everyone not to fall for the price cut because there is a significant performance difference between the two platforms.