Intel Kentsfield to be branded as Core 2 Quadro

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 20 2006 @ 00:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Intel Kentsfield processor will be branded as the Intel Core 2 Quadro family and the first models are slated to arrive in November.
Sources said Core 2 Quadro Q6600 would be the first quad-core processor to be released. It’s a 2.4GHz with 4MB x2 L2 Cache and 1066MHz FSB model for advanced users. Yet its price is not determined. In addition, all quad-core processors for mainstream based on Core macroarchitecture belong to Intel Core 2 Quadro family.

On the other hand, there will be another quad-core Core 2 Extreme model QX6700 with unlocked multiplier as well. With 2.66GHz clock speed, 4MB6 x2 L2 Cach6e and 1066MHz FSB, it costs $999. It would be a great rival for AMD Athlon 64 FX family.

Kentsfield are quad-core processors based on Core architecture. It’s made from combining two Conroe core together, similar to dual-core Presler, where L2 Cache is separated for each code that the transfer between have to make use of FSB and the north bridge.
More details at HKEPC.

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