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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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Quadcore + XP = dual core
By Trisped on 6/7/2006 12:27:59 PM , Rating: 2
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the Quad Core enthusiast SKU, Kentsfield, is planned for Q1'07.
If they do come out with a quad core everyone will have to upgrade to Vista to use it since XP Home, Pro, and MCE only support up to 2 cores.

DailyTech, please keep an eye on this as 4 cores might not be all that useful in the long run.




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