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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.

Conroe, now 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 Conroe 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 Conroe is still exactly as we had published back in April.  Intel allowed some benchmarks of Conroe earlier this year, with 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 Conroe launch.

With the Opteron Revision F launch, we will see the new processor cores Santa Ana and Santa RosaSanta Ana is actually a dual-core AM2 component targeted specifically for workstations and 1U servers, while Santa Rosa is an LGA-1207 dual-core Socket F processor.  There are no single-core Opteron Revision F processors.  Quad-core Revision G Opterons (Deerhound) are not anticipated for at least another year. 

AMD's new 1207-pin socket, dubbed Socket F, has made a few appearances on DailyTech 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.

Update 06/18/2006: Intel has pushed the official embargo of Conroe 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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points to note....
By crystal clear on 5/26/2006 3:32:56 AM , Rating: 2
" just in time for Kristopher's twenty-third birthday."
NObody till now seems to read the article carefully to note the above.
Now about the dumping stuff -just how much of the discounts Intel will give ,will actually be passed on to the buyer?
Will it be worth buying when the new ones coming into the market perform even better.
AMD is making a mistake launching so close to Intel launch date,because the Conroe news will push aside all attention that will normally go to AMD.
All(most) the website give Conroe a good review,& will continue giving a lot of time/space/attention to this.

RE: points to note....
By Finch75 on 5/26/2006 5:21:44 AM , Rating: 2
NObody till now seems to read the article carefully to note the above.
*lol* - actually, everybody else seems to have read the article a bit more carefully than you...:

on July 23 -- just in time for Kristopher's twenty-third birthday.
Careful with the quoting... :-)

Will it be worth buying ... AMD is launching so close to Intel launch, because the news will push all attention ...

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