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Intel's LGA 1156 CPUs selling in Europe
by Slobodan Simic on28 August 2009
Core i5 750 and Core i7 860/870 available
As of today Intel's new Core i5 and Core i7 LGA 1156 processors can be bought on the old continent as well. All three CPUs are listed as available, and you can even buy some P55 motherboards as well so if you are waiting for Intel's Lynnfield in Europe, today is your lucky day.
The cheapest Core i5 750 working at 2.67GHz is listed with the lowest price of €179,70. This one has 4 threads and turbos up to 3.2GHz. The second one, Core i7 based one is the 860. This one works at 2.8GHz, turbos up to 3.46GHz and unlike Core i5, has 8 threads. This one is listed with a lowest price set at €276,97.
The top of the line is, of course, the Core i7 870 working at 2.93GHz and turbos up to 3.6GHz which matches the speed of the insanely expensive Core i7 975 CPU. The TDP of all three CPUs stands at 95W and all three support dual channel DDR3 1333/1066 memory.
You can find them all listed here, and the P55 motherboards can be found here.