Intel quad-core to become more common

Posted on Saturday, Dec 23 2006 @ 02:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is poised to make its quad-core processors more common. New models and price cuts are on the way:
Good news is that Intel has just announced its releasing schedule for Core 2 Quad Q6400, the cheapest Quad Core we know. Since according to our report on the upcoming Intel’s price slash, Core 2 Quad Q6600 will have a new price at $531 (previously $851), Core 2 Quad Q6400 is most likely has a price lower than $450 when it is released into market in Q3 2007, implying Quad Core is no longer be high end only.

Core 2 Quad Q6400 remains in Kentsfield core like others released models. Standards for this model include: 65nm manufacturing process, LGA 775 package, clock speed at 2.13Ghz, 1066MHz FSB, and 4MB x 2 L2 Cache. Core 2 Quad Q6400 also support for Intel ViiV, VT, EIST, 64 and Execute Disable Bit. Combining the performance provided and the low price, this would be a great rival for AMD’s AM2+ processors.
The first native quad-core processor from Intel, codenamed Yorkfield, will be available in the second half of next year. This is a 45nm part with a 1333MHz FSB and 6MB L2 shared cache.

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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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