Intel Conroe pricing and specifications

Posted on Tuesday, May 30 2006 @ 18:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
On June 4th we can expect Intel to announce the new Conroe processors, with availability planned for July 23rd. The desktop launch will feature two flavours, the Conroe 4M and Conroe 2M. The first one features 4MB unified cache and the latter one has only 2MB.
Core 2 Duo for the mainstream market is set to go under the names 6300 and 6400. The former is clocked at 1.86GHz, while the latter is runs at 2.13GHz.

The 4MB parts are faster clocked, running at 2.40 and 2.67GHz. I don't know why, but seeing Intel in those lowly-GHz numbers after listening to hundreds of presentations in which we were encouraged to bow the the knee to the "gawd" of megahurtage make me feel a bit nostalgic. Especially since AMD is planning to intro 3.0, 3.2 and cherry-picked 3.4GHz parts.

What is the most interesting part is the fact that 1.33GHz FSB disappeared from the roadmaps, and it seems that Intel is having more problems with their FSB than they would like to admit.
More details, including pricing and specifications, over at The Inquirer.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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