Intel Readies Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Anh Tuan Huynh
April 17, 2007 1:11 PM
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Intel's quad-core receives a 1333 MHz front-side bus upgrade
Intel plans to
dual-core processors in Q3’2007. The planned
refresh includes a faster 1333 MHz front-side bus for the dual-core processor. Intel’s latest roadmap unveils details of a front-side bus increase for its
The quad-core 1333 MHz front-side-bus upgrade is initially limited to Intel’s Core 2 Extreme. Intel expects to debut its Core 2 Extreme QX6850 next quarter to the tune of 3.0 GHz, similar to the upcoming Core 2 Duo E6850. The
65nm core forms the basis of Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX6850, as with its other quad-core products.
Aside from the front-side bus speed bump, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 shares similar characteristics as the
previously released QX6800
. The new quad-core processor will have 8MB of L2 cache and support for Intel’s Virtualization, Enhanced Memory 64, XD bit technologies.
Expect the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 to arrive next quarter with pricing set at $999 per-unit, in 1,000-unit quantities. Intel also plans aggressive
price cuts in Q3’2007.
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RE: 999 price is getting old
4/17/2007 1:27:12 PM
No offense, but are you young? Really young? You have unrealistic ideals and expectations about how businesses operate.
AMD is getting slaughtered btw, by the huge cuts in its AM2 line. AMD wants nothing more then to charge more. I mean, you don't even have to be in the finance field to know they are lowering guidances, earning expectations, etc. Here is the latest one:
You do realize companies have to pay for R&D, in addition to manufacturing right? Right? So if something costs $30 in materials to make, you don't sell it for $40.
RE: 999 price is getting old
4/18/2007 9:47:49 PM
AMD is also ATI, so that has to also be factored into the equation also.
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