Details of Intel's Core i7 950 and 975 Extreme emerge

A few weeks back, Neowin reported that Intel would be phasing out their Core i7 940 and 965 Extreme CPUs on September 4, 2009. Now, details on their successors, the Core i7 950 and 975 Extreme, have trickled out from various unofficial listings of the CPUs.

PCs for everyone has a listing for the Core i7 950 CPU. If details they possess are accurate, the processor would retail for $649.00 and will be made available on May 31. It is available for pre-order on their website. The 950 is set to replace the 940 when it is phased out.

Specs of the Core i7 950:

  • Product Type: Desktop
  • Product Line: Core i7
  • Socket: LGA1366 Socket
  • Clock Speed: 3.06 GHz
  • QuickPath: 4.8 GT/s
  • L3 Cache: 8 MB Shared
  • L2 Cache: 4 x 256 KB
  • L1 Cache: 4 x 64 KB
  • Package Type: 1366-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FC-LGA8)
  • Threads: 8
  • Manufacturing Process: 45 nm
  • Thermal Design Power: 130W
  • Thermal Specification: 67.9°C
  • Core Voltage: 0.8 - 1.375V
  • Intel VT: Yes
PROVANTAGE has a listing for the Core i7 975 Extreme CPU. The only details revealed in the listing are:
  • Clock Speed: 3.33 GHz
  • Socket: LGA1366
  • Cache: 8MB
  • QuickPath: 6.4 GT/s
There is no word on pricing, but according to Engadget, it is expected to retail for well over $1,100. The 975 Extreme is set to replace the 965 Extreme when it is phased out.

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