Intel preparing cheaper Pentium D 805 dual-core processor

Posted on Saturday, July 23 2005 @ 15:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Reports from Asian websites reveal chip giant Intel is working on a cheaper dual-core processor, the Pentium D 805. It will run at 2.66GHz with a 533MHz FSB and 2MB L2 cache (1MB per core).

Currently Intel's cheapest dual-core CPU is the Pentium D 820 which ships for $241. The Pentium D 805 should even be cheaper.
According to a short report published by the Asian web-site, the new Pentium D 805 would be mainly promoted among system makers in conjunction with inexpensive Intel 945GZ core-logic, which is only expected to be available in the beginning of next year, which may indicate that Intel’s 2.66GHz dual-core chip is not something, which will be available shortly.
Competitor AMD also prepares cheaper dual-core CPUs but those are unlikely to be priced less than $300. More details at X-bit Labs

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