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3.2GHz "Conroe" gets confirmed by Intel

Intel representatives just contacted DailyTech with the following information:

The Core 2 Extreme processor (Conroe based) will ship at 2.93GHz at Core 2 Duo launch.   We will also have a 3.2GHz version by end of the year.   And as you know, the Quad Core enthusiast SKU, Kentsfield, is planned for Q1'07.

Several days ago, we published details of Intel's Core 2 Duo roadmap, although the roadmap did not have information about a 3.2GHz Conroe.  Intel's Extreme Edition processors typically launch at a $1,000 USD price point, and then are quickly phased out in time for the next generation.

The 2.93GHz Conroe processor will ship as the Core 2 Duo X6800 processor.  Previous Intel roadmaps have also confirmed that the launch date for Conroe, the desktop Core 2 Duo processor, is slated for July 23, 2006.


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2.6>2.8
By rqle on 5/31/2006 7:20:08 PM , Rating: 2
if those benchmark 2.6ghz even "hold half-ass" true to the OC 2.8ghz AMDX2 FX OC, then am excited. Cant wait to see what a 2.9-3ghz intel can do.

If close to ~$1k as the FX series...




RE: 2.6>2.8
By chickenselects on 5/31/2006 7:48:51 PM , Rating: 2
yes they hold true, you can find several other sites doing their own tests and yielding similar results.


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