Intel has ambitious plans for i5, i7 CPUs

It looks as though Intel wants to ship a million Lynnfield Core i5 and Core i7 microprocessors by the end of this year, according to a report.

Digitimes said, quoting unnamed industry sources, that both Asustek and Gigabyte will ship 400,000 motherboards each using the P55 chipset, while other Taiwanese vendors will add another 200,000 units to the Lynnfield blitz.

The aggressive target for the shipment of the i5 and i7 microprocessors reflects Intel’s wish to phase out previous generations of CPUs as soon as possible.

Intel and its associated hardware vendors obviously wish to take advantage of the launch of Windows 7 in October by having a refreshed product line available.

The Digitimes report is here .