The roadmaps come courtesy of Japanese-language site PCWatch, whose prognostications usually prove highly accurate. According to a report today, Q3 will see the debut of Conroe as the E6700, E6600, E6400 and E6300, clocked at 2.66GHz, 2.40GHz, 2.13GHz and 1.86GHz, respectively. The first two parts are dual-core, with a total of 4MB of L2 cache; the second pair are single-core, 2MB L2 chips. All four will support a 1066MHz frontside bus speed.The E in the names of these processors stands for the power consumption, which is only 50W or a bit more. The roadmaps also show Intel will stop the distinction between single and dual-core processors in the desktop market.
The E6000 series will continue into Q1 2007 while Intel drives the Pentium 4 and Pentium D brands down-market. That quarter, it will launch the Core E4200, a single-core Conroe-based part clocked at 1.6GHz and supporting an 800MHz FSB.
Intel Conroe to arrive in Q3 2006
Posted on Thursday, Feb 09 2006 @ 21:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck