Intel announced that their next generation processors, Core i7 (Nehalem) will be released on 17th of this month. Intel touts Core i7 as the fastest processor on the planet and it is rightly so. Who would have thought Core i7’s entry-level processor will beat Intel’s high-end Core 2 Quad processor hands down?
Intel also confirmed the prices of the processors. Entry-level 2.66GHz Core i7 will cost $284, 2.93GHz Core i7 940 will go for $562 and 3.20GHz Core i7 Extreme 965 for $999. However, these prices are based on quantities of 1000 so we can expect the retail prices to be little higher.