New Core 2 Processors Around the Corner
Anh Tuan Huynh
December 19, 2006 12:28 PM
comment(s) - last by
Intel's roadmap adds more quad-core and value dual-core in the pipeline
It’s been a while since Intel last made notable updates to its desktop processor roadmap. Last month
revealed Intel is expected to launch a variety of new Core 2 Duo and Pentium E 2100 processors
based products next year
. Intel’s latest desktop roadmap reveals more new processors and removes some previously reported models.
Intel Core 2 Quad
Intel is expected to release its first mainstream quad-core
Core 2 Quad Q6600
early next year. The processor is still on track for a Q1’2007 launch with an $851 per-unit in 1,000 unit quantities price tag. While this may seem a bit steep, Intel is expected to cut the price of the Core 2 Quad 6600 down to $530 per-unit in 1,000 unit quantities when Q2’2007 rolls around.
The Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 won’t be the only one in the Core 2 Quad family though. Somewhere between Q2’2007 to Q3’2007 Intel will add one more member to its Core 2 Quad family. This will arrive as the Core 2 Quad Q6400. The Core 2 Quad Q6400 will be clocked at 2.13 GHz and operate on a 1066 MHz front-side bus. It will have an 8MB L2 cache with support for Intel VT, Enhanced Intel Speedstep, Intel EM64T and NX bit technologies.
Intel Core 2 Duo E6xxx
Moving onto the dual-core product roadmap Intel has made a few changes to its latest roadmap. Gone from the latest roadmap is the
Core 2 Duo E6390 which was essentially a Core 2 Duo E6400 with Intel VT and vPro extensions disabled
previously reported Intel Core 2 Duo E6650 has been renamed in the latest roadmap
. The latest roadmap has renamed the Core 2 Duo E6650 to Core 2 Duo E6550. Aside from the naming changes it remains a 1333 MHz front-side bus processor clocked at 2.33 GHz.
Previous roadmaps have indicated that 3.0 GHz Core 2 Duo processors will be available next year as well. Currently,
this remains unchanged
New to this roadmap are new Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 and E6320 processors. These processors are clocked at 2.13 GHz and 1.86 GHz like the Core 2 Duo E6400 and E6300. However, the Core 2 Duo E6420 and E6320 will have 4MB of L2 cache instead of the 2MB found on the Core 2 Duo E6400 and E6300. The two processors are expected to launch in Q2’2007. Pricing for the Core 2 Duo E6420 and E6320 will be $183 and $163 in 1,000 unit quantities respectively.
Intel Core 2 Duo E4xxx
Since the Core 2 Duo E6420 and E6320 are endowed with 4MB of L2 cache this leaves room for the new Core 2 Duo E4x00 series processors. It was previously reported the Core 2 Duo E4x00 series was expected to have two models—
the Core 2 Duo 4400 and 4200
. However the roadmap has changed and the Core 2 Duo E4200 has been scrapped. Nevertheless in place of the Core 2 Duo E4200 is a new E4300. The Core 2 Duo E4300 is clocked at 1.8 GHz on an 800 MHz front-side bus. It’s expected to launch late January with pricing starting at $163 in 1,000 unit quantities. The Core 2 Duo E4300 is expected to have a one year life cycle with a product discontinuance notice expected in Q4’2007 and reach end-of-life in Q1’2008.
Joining the Core 2 Duo E4300 will be the Core 2 Duo E4400. The Core 2 Duo E4400 is expected to arrive in Q2’2007. It will be clocked at 2.0 GHz and priced at $133 in 1,000 unit quantities. With the launch of the Core 2 Duo E4300 in Q2’2007, Intel is expected to slash prices on the Core 2 Duo E4300 down to $113 in 1,000 unit quantities.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
12/20/2006 7:14:00 AM
Where did you get that Q2/2007 pricing from? I've first seen this at HKEPC and still think its humbug. Having such a information leak in a company like Intel is troublesome at best and harms the quarter figures bottom line at worst, which makes this hard to believe.
HKEPC has their usual "mobo makers" as source for this.
RE: Q2/2007 Pricing?
12/20/2006 10:50:26 AM
The 1,000 unit pricing is published in Intel's WW update roadmaps. These are the roadmaps the company distributes to its partners, and are not the actual internal roadmaps. Some would say these roadmaps are actually seeded, but that's another story.
If you look back, DailyTech (and even AnandTech when I used to work there) has a long history of divulging the pricing from these roadmaps.
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Upcoming Intel Desktop Launch Schedule Unveiled
November 15, 2006, 6:41 PM
"Conroe" Refresh Details Unveiled
October 17, 2006, 2:05 PM
Intel Q4 Desktop & Server Launch Plans
September 21, 2006, 8:17 PM
Seagate Senior Researcher: Heat Can Kill Data on Stored SSDs
May 13, 2015, 2:49 PM
How to Recover Most Apps After Your NVIDIA Driver Crashes in Windows 10
March 30, 2015, 12:54 PM
Tinkerer Gets Old School Mac Plus Running on the Modern Web
March 24, 2015, 6:41 PM
Facebook-Backed Oculus Rift's Release Date Slips to 2016; Valve and HTC Salivate
March 16, 2015, 5:58 PM
Hackers Steal Roughly $1 Billion From Banks Using Malware RAT
February 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
NVIDIA Kills Mobile GPU Overclocking, Robs Customers Who Paid For It
February 16, 2015, 8:59 AM
Most Popular Articles
America's Largest Cable Company, Comcast, Sees Internet Subscriptions Pass TV
May 4, 2015, 2:46 PM
Don't Spy on Me: Senate Pushes Obama's PATRIOT Act Renewal Bid to the Brink
May 25, 2015, 8:21 PM
Buzzfeed, NatGeo, NBC, and NYT Pay to Push Stories to Your Facebook Feed
May 13, 2015, 4:31 PM
Chromebooks Expected to See Sales Grow 26 Percent to 7.3 Million Units This Year
May 22, 2015, 1:26 PM
Report: Ninth Generation iPhones Get Force Touch
May 26, 2015, 2:08 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information