http://img.hexus.net/v2/news/intel/core-i7-leak.jpg "The shiny logo, similar in size and design to Intel's existing Core 2, will be blue for standard models, and black for Extreme Edition CPUs. Intel's first Core i7 processors, codenamed Bloomfield, are expected to land in Q4 as 2.66GHz and 2.93GHz parts, accompanied by a range-topping 3.2GHz Extreme Edition. Though Intel has yet to officially confirm the Core i7 branding, it is expected to make an announcement this coming Monday August 11th." I'm not so sure on the name. Intel Core i7 doesn't exactly roll off the tongue like intel core2duo did. Ah well I guess it isn't the name that counts, it's all about the benchmarks What do u guys think of the name? PRICES "Intel has launched seven new 45nm processors today, including the Q9650, which will head-up its quad core range (not including the extreme series). It has been introduced at the same price point at the previous top quad core. The Q9550 used to cost $530 but has seen that price axed by 40 percent to $316. The $530 Q9650 appears to be the first mainstream quad core CPU to clock at 3.0 GHz, with the Q9550 clocking at 2.83 GHz. The price compares favourably to the QX9650, which has identical clock speed, L2 cache and FSB figures, but costs $999. An analogous launch and price drop has happened in the Xeon server CPU range, with the 3 GHz X3370 coming in at $530 and the X3360 dropping by 40 percent from $530 to $316. The five other new CPUs are as follows, with Q signifiying quad, E dual core and X quad Xeon. Apparently the last E is also a Xeon : Q9400: 6M L2 cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $266 E8600: 6M L2 cache, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $266 E7300: 3M L2 cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, $133 X3330: 6M L2 cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $266 E3120: 6M L2 cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $188 The Q9550 now costs the same as the 2.66 GHz Q9450, while the Q9400 costs the same as the 2.5 GHz Q9300 and 65nm Q6700. Intel now has no less than four desktop processors priced at $266 so we can probably expect at least one to drop off the list soon."