Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to arrive within days

Posted on Thursday, Dec 28 2006 @ 20:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In January we can expect the somewhat more affordable Core 2 Quad Q6600 quad-core processor from Intel. This CPU runs at 2.4GHz, has a 1066MHz FSB and features 8MB L2 cache memory. The Q6600 costs $851, still pretty expensive but slightly cheaper than the $999 Intel charges for its Extreme quad-core processor.
Still, the popularization of quad-core chips does not mean that Intel will cease to improve its dual-core microprocessors. Intel is projected to release Intel Core 2 Duo processors with E6850, E6750 and E6650 model numbers with 3.0GHz, 2.66GHz and 2.33GHz clock-speeds respectively and 1333MHz processor system bus in Q3 2007, when appropriate code-named Bearlake-series chipsets become available. The new chips will support TXT technology.

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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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