Update: Intel "Conroe" July 23, AMD Socket F July 11
May 25, 2006 3:28 PM
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Intel's July 23 launch schedule and price cuts for Core 2 Duo
Eight weeks until Intel's new architecture
Here are two launch dates you might want to put on your calendar, July 23 and July 11. AMD will introduce its widely hyped LGA 1207-pin Socket on July 11, followed by Intel's shipments of its widely hyped Core 2 Duo Conroe processor on July 23 -- just in time for Kristopher's twenty-third birthday.
officially known as Core 2 Duo for desktops
, is officially scheduled to ship on July 23. Intel has already stated that the company plans for
to account for 40% of its desktop sales by Q1'07
-- a massive undertaking for a completely new architecture. The pricing for July 23 on
is still exactly as we
had published back in April
. Intel allowed some benchmarks of Conroe
earlier this year
reasonably favorable results
. Intel has also put out an advisory saying it will aggressively sell its 9xx and 8xx dual-core processors between June 4, 2006 and July 23, 2006 in order to dump inventory before the
With the Opteron Revision F launch, we will see the new processor cores
is actually a dual-core AM2 component targeted specifically for workstations and 1U servers, while
is an LGA-1207 dual-core Socket F processor. There are no single-core Opteron Revision F processors. Quad-core
Revision G Opterons
for at least another year.
AMD's new 1207-pin socket, dubbed Socket F, has made
a few appearances
already. The socket will be AMD's first land-grid-array (LGA) socket using the same method of contact pads for the processor found on Intel LGA-775 and LGA-771 processors. The retention clip is also a radical change for AMD.
Intel has pushed the official embargo of
to July 27, 2006 (the shipment dates are still July 23), and AMD has moved the Socket F launch to
August 1, 2006
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Counting the days...
5/25/2006 8:51:19 PM
Really thinking about getting a Core 2 Duo desktop to replace my older Athlon XP. Sorry, but AMD's prices on X2 processors are too high compared to Intel.
RE: Counting the days...
5/25/2006 11:17:04 PM
I'm with you on this one. Ready to can my Athlon XP for Core 2 Duo as well. But the price drops are killing me, I've had my wallet out 3 times already and have to talk myself into waiting every day.
RE: Counting the days...
5/26/2006 2:47:03 AM
ya, i got oblivion (cpu version) as a birthday present about a week ago. As my current system won't play it, its gonna be rough waiting over 2 months to buy a new one. I'll be upgrading from a sempron 2600+, i'm eyeing the E6600 currently.
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