Intel’s latest roadmap adds two more processors to the
upcoming lineup. The roadmap reveals early plans for the Yorkfield-based
Core 2 Extreme and another Core 2 Duo
E4000-sequence processor. With Yorkfield, Intel differentiates the
Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo models by the front-side bus speed.
Intel Core 2 Extreme Yorkfield processors will have a 1333 MHz front-side bus,
continuing on where the Kentsfield
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 leaves off. The quad-core processor supports
Intel VT, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep and Intel 64 and Execute Disable Bit
technologies. Intel leaves TXT technology out
of the 45nm Core 2 Extreme however.
Intel’s Core 2 Duo E4000-sequence receives a speed bump in Q4’2007. The new
Core 2 Duo E4600 clocks in at 2.4 GHz and remains on an 800 MHz front-side bus.
Aside from the speed bump, the Core 2 Duo E4600 is no different from other Core
2 Duo E4000-sequence models.
Intel plans to debut the Core 2 Duo E4600 at a $133, per unit in 1,000 unit
quantities, price point. The existing Core 2 Duo E4500
will drop down to a $113, per unit in 1,000 unit quantities, price point when
the Core 2 Duo E4600 debuts.