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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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What's the difference?
By Goi on 5/31/2006 8:09:54 PM , Rating: 2
What's gonna be different between the Core2 EE and regular Core2s? Just the clockspeed? Or an increase in L2 cache as well? The regular Core2s already have 4MB L2 cache though, which is huge by mainstream standards.




By theprodigalrebel on 6/1/2006 3:30:37 AM , Rating: 2
i believe unlocked multipliers (like the AMD FX series...and the Presler 955/965). Allows you to overclock by just changing the multiplier and keep the FSB at stock.


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