Intel’s Lynnfield line-up currently consists of the Core i5 750, the Core i7 860 and the Core i7 870. While the i5 750 will hold its ground at the $195 price-point, Intel is moving to update its i7 800 series.

As the rumours suggest, the unlocked Core i7 875K is due for release in late Q2 2010. It will be identical to the current $560 Core i7 870, clocked at 2.93 GHz. The big difference will be the unlocked multiplier, enabled easier and higher overclocks. However, the i7 875K, despite the unlocked multiplier, is not intended for the ~$600 P1 segment, rather the $300 MS3 segment.

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Intel’s Lynnfield line-up currently consists of the Core i5 750, the
Core i7 860 and the Core i7 870. While the i5 750 will hold its ground
at the $195 price-point, Intel is moving to update its i7 800 series.

As the rumours suggest, the unlocked Core i7 875K is due for release in
late Q2 2010. It will be identical to the current $560 Core i7 870,
clocked at 2.93 GHz. The big difference will be the unlocked multiplier,
enabled easier and higher overclocks. However, the i7 875K, despite the
unlocked multiplier, is not intended for the ~$600 P1 segment, rather
the $300 MS3 segment.

The reason for this is because Intel is replacing the i7 870 at the P1 segment with the Core i7 880, which will be clocked at 3.06 GHz. It will sport the same 95W TDP, and is expected to retail for the same $562.

The current favourite Core i7 860 will be replaced by the next stepping of Core i7 870. Effectively, the Core i7 870 will fall from $562 to $284. The exact price for the Core i7 875K is unknown, but we can expect it to retail between $284 and $337.

The final update for the i7 800 series would be the energy efficient 2.53 GHz Core i7 860S will be replaced by the Core i7 870S, clocked at 2.66 GHz. The Core i7 870S will feature the same TDP of 82W and price of $337 as its predecessor.

The changes can simply be summarized by a 0.13 GHz shift at the same TDP and prices, with the addition of an unlocked multiplier product – the 875K and the EOL of another – 860.

Intel, of course, has similar plans for the the Core i5 series, as mentioned in our previous article.

Our sources also mention the price for the Core i5 655K is expected to be around $200, with the 3.6 GHz Core i5 680 fitting in at $284.