July is the start of Q3, of already an troubled 2009, and some motherboard manufacturers are already showing their early samples of LGA 1160 socket based motherboards. This will be the first socket to support Lynnfield and, eventually, Clarksdale 32nm CPUs.
The boards should be shown off at Computex in their final form, but depending on Intel, the boards could ship after July 2009, or, in case Intel starts shipping its LGA1060 CPUs later, the boards will also ship later.
This board should boost sales of Nehalem generation CPUs, as Core i7 is not doing particularly well in market penetration and the cheaper Nehalem, Lynnefield quad-core has a tough task to try to win approximately 10 percent of total Intel CPU shipments by the end of the year.
P55 is the start for socket 1160, while P57 will continue the expansion.
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