The introduction of this six core processor is aimed at mainly gamers. The Core i7-970 is the second six core processor launched after the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. A spokesman from Intel said the Core i7-970 is an attempt to trickle down six-core chips and fast performance from the Extreme Edition to the main Core i7 lineup.
Intel has also slashed the prices of the lower- end Core i7-870 processor from $582 to $294. “The price was cut to put the offering in line with the company’s other Core i7 offerings,” added the spokesman. The price of the Xeon X3470 also saw a reduction of 44 percent from $589 to $328.
The shipment of the new quad-core Core i5-760 desktop processor has begun. The Core i5-760 will run at 2.8 GHz and is made using 45 nanometer manufacturing process. It will have 4MB of L3 cache.