View Full Version : Intel phasing out first Nehalem i7 processor

05-08-09, 12:09 PM
Santa Clara (CA) – I have to admit, this one has caught me by surprise. Intel is still rolling out its Nehalem processors, there are just three i7 desktop CPUs available, the Xeon 5500 was launched just a few weeks ago and we haven’t seen any mobile or true mainstream Nehalems yet. However, Intel thinks, it is time to retire one of its i7 processors already.

The company notified its partners that the 2.93 GHz Core i7-940 CPU is being phased out. Final shipments of tray and boxed versions are planned for November 5, 2010 and December 4, 2009. The chips will be officially “unavailable” after the final order date - September 4, 2009. The last non-cancelable i7-940 orders will be taken by Intel on July 10.

The company did not provide any reasons why this processor is being phased out. However, the timing of the announcement is somewhat unusual, as the CPU has not been on the market for even just one year and Intel is far from having rolled out mainstream Nehalem processors yet.

The 940 was introduced along the 920 and Extreme 965 models late last year. The CPu is currently sold for a tray price of $562.


05-08-09, 12:16 PM
Makes sense though, as they are rolling out the i7 950 soon in the same price bracket but with a higher clock (3.06 GHz I believe), and using d0 stepping. I'd expect they'd retire the 965 as well when the 975 arrives.

05-08-09, 12:19 PM
Wasn't the only difference between the 920 and the 940 a few ghz and $200? It was obsolete as soon as they released the 920. :lol:

05-08-09, 01:25 PM

05-08-09, 01:41 PM
I wonder if there are any plans to make these things more power efficient any time soon.

The high wattage is one of the few bad things about them.

You can get 65W Core 2 Quads now, but these are still 130W.

05-11-09, 08:15 PM
isint that the D0 stepping capt?