2.66GHz Bloomfield part to retail at $284
Intel’s Bloomfield is believed to be initially launching in 2.66, 2.93 and 3.2 GHz flavours. The 3.2 GHz SKU, branded as an ‘Extreme’ model, will be graced (in 1000 unit tray quantities), with an equally extreme price of $999, followed by the 2.93 GHz part, receiving a price tag of $562.
Speaking of Intel’s Havendale and Lynnfield CPUs, the report extends an olive branch of information to indicate that, whilst initially scheduled to see the light of day in the first half of 2009, the release has been postponed until Q3 2009 instead. Guilty by association, the same supposedly also refers to the LGA 1160 platform itself.