Intel leaves the door open to Ivy Bridge processors with six cores?
The reason for Intel's confusing and odd behaviour, which is mildly put, is supposed to be many. First of all Intel means that through keeping a specification of 95W on the new Ivy Bridge processors they leave the door open for product launches within the family in the future. This is something that we find a little extra interesting since this would make it possible to not just turn up the clock frequencies quite a bit, but mabye even keep the door open for completely new models equipped with, lets say six cores instead of four.
I thought that very early speculation about Ivy Bridge said there could be a 6 core LGA 1155 part as well as the extreme 6 core chips? Might just be my memory playing tricks on me though.