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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Dude, I don't care who you ask..
4/17/2007 2:38:56 PM
This is a (technical term) shitload of processing power for $1k.
RE: Dude, I don't care who you ask..
4/17/2007 2:44:56 PM
Yupe ... not to mention you got the bragging right of having the fastest (non overclocked) chip available ... $1k for some people is nothing ... even though their computer ended up just used for word processing and (porn) surfing ... :P
As for those who think the price is just excessive, again you must consider how much these companies are putting in R&D (already mentioned by some poster) and charging these exhorbitant prices is one of the way they can try to recoup the loss as quick as possible and help their cash flow to fund the next round of R&D.
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