Intel Core 2 Extreme 2.93GHz quad-core for $999

Posted on Monday, Mar 12 2007 @ 19:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Earlier today we reported about a 70% percent price cut for the quad-core Q6600 processor from Intel in the third quarter and according to the Inq we can expect a new quad-core top model soon:
Chinese site HKEPC reports that the successor to the quad-core 2.66GHz QX6700 will be branded the QX6800 and will run at a speedy 2.93GHz. Obviously, it too is a four core processor.

The processor will be operating on an FSB of 1066MHz - considering Core 2 Duos will be launched alongside it running on a 1333MHz FSB, this seems an odd choice for an 'Extreme' enthusiast CPU.

The CPU will come coupled with 2 x 4MB of level 2 cache, and will cost $999 - the same price is the QX6700 on launch.

Most interesting of all is the fact that speeds in the Extreme-range, similar to the frequency of this CPU, weren't expected until 2008 - and then using the newly implemented 45nm fabbing process.

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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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