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Intel introduces Core 2 Quad Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210

Intel started shipping three new quad-core processors on Friday night. The three quad-core processors include the mainstream Core 2 Quad Q6600 and single processor workstation and server Xeon X3220 and X3210.

Intel Kentsfield Core 2 Quad
Processor
Number
Core
Frequency
Bus
Frequency
Launch Price
Q2'07
Q6600
2.40GHz 1066MHz $851 $530

The Core 2 Quad Q6600 slots right below the current king-of-the-hill Core 2 Extreme QX6700 which launched two months ago. It’s clocked slightly lower at 2.4 GHz and features 1066 MHz front-side bus. L2 cache size remains at 8MB like the Core 2 Extreme X6800. Pricing will be $851 per unit in 1,000 unit quantities with a price drop to $530 expected in Q2’2007. Online retailer ZipZoomFly currently has the Core 2 Quad Q6600 in stock for $989.99.

Intel Kentsfield Xeon
Processor
Number
Core
Frequency
Bus
Frequency
Launch Price Q2'07
X3220 2.40GHz 1066MHz $851 $530
X3210 2.13GHz 1066MHz $690 $425

Joining the current Xeon 3000 series of processors are the new quad-core Xeon X3200 series. These processors are based on the same Kentsfield core as the Core 2 Quad and quad-core Core 2 Extreme processors. The Xeon X3220 will be identical to the Core 2 Quad Q6600 albeit with Xeon branding. Slotted right below the Xeon X3220 is the X3210 which is clocked at 2.13 GHz. This model retains the same 1066 MHz front-side bus and 8MB of L2 cache as the other Kentsfield based processors.

Pricing for the Xeon X3220 is identical to the Core 2 Quad Q6600 at $851 per unit in 1,000 unit quantities with an expected price drop to $530 in Q2’2007. The lower clocked Xeon X3210 is priced at $690 per unit per 1,000 unit quantities with an expected price drop to $425 in Q2’2007.

In addition, Intel's single-core Allendale E4300 will also make its debut this week.


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RE: What's the point?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 1/7/2007 3:21:33 AM , Rating: 2
All three are socket 775.


RE: What's the point?
By Etern205 on 1/7/2007 9:53:48 AM , Rating: 2
The Q6600 uses socket 775.
For the Xeons they use socket 771.


RE: What's the point?
By Etern205 on 1/7/2007 10:04:42 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry about that, wrong info. ^^'
If Xeons uses the 775 socket, that will
be great! I've always wanted a Xeon
cpu for my desktop.


RE: What's the point?
By hstewarth on 1/7/2007 11:09:09 AM , Rating: 2
These Xeons actually are part of 3xxx series which means they are Socket 775. These chips are tipically uses for single cpu servers - these quad core processors would make good servers.

Socket 771 ( like my Dual Xeon 5160's ) are part of the 5xxx series and run on more expensive dual CPU motherboards. There are so a series of 53xx chips for this series.


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