It will be a long time before they are introduced, in fact Q3 of 2009 is the word on that. But Intel is prepping yet another processor socket. We mentioned this in our Core i7 review already but Intel plans Socket H1 for mainstream Core i7 processors. The mainstream products that will go with is will be Havendale and for the quads, Lynnfield. The new socket is needed because the mainstream processors will not have a triple channel memory controller but a dual-channel controller and as such has less pins.
Socket H1 is in fact also known as Socket 1160/1156. This means that current Core i7 processors on LGA 1366 will not be compatible with the new Socket model. So mainstream Core i7 processors are coming .. but they for sure are far away, meaning that Core 2 Duo and Quad processors will be arround for much longer.
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Intel preps fastest six-core Xeon X5690 Processor - 08/17/2010 10:07 AM
Our colleagues over at TPU report that Intel is prepping a new six-core Xeon processor. The X5690 will be a is a dual-socket ready (series 5000) LGA1366 processor based on the 32 nm Westmere-EP silico...
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Intel price cuts in January 2010? - 12/30/2009 12:35 PM
According to a recent roadmap along with the introduction of some new Intel processors the overall prices might go down as well.