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Intel's quad-core receives a 1333 MHz front-side bus upgrade

Intel plans to refresh its Conroe-based dual-core processors in Q3’2007. The planned Conroe 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 quad-core processors.

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 Kentsfield 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 quad-core and dual-core price cuts in Q3’2007.


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RE: 999 price is getting old
By Hydrofirex on 4/17/2007 6:40:44 PM , Rating: -1
How does blather like this get rated up to a 5? Do you have multiple accounts under which you sign on to make yourself feel smart?

Does no one realize we live in a market economy?! If the marginal benefit from lowering the price outweighs the marginal cost, then the price will be lowered. Rational firms will PROFIT MAXIMIZE. That is how you even get super fast Core 2 Duo's in the first place.

Further, AMD is not competing as many have pointed out, and R&D and manufacturing space aren't free. All that is happening is that AMD is potentially being crippled. This is bad for competition. Which is, of course, bad for us all.

HfX


RE: 999 price is getting old
By GlassHouse69 on 4/17/2007 9:42:07 PM , Rating: 2
yeah, price cutting so deep they dont make a profit!

um.

NO.

they are still making a profit. They just raped you prior to this with insane profit.


RE: 999 price is getting old
By Hydrofirex on 5/2/2007 7:00:31 PM , Rating: 2
Then duh, don't buy it! As a wise man once stated. Something is worth ONLY what someone else will pay for it.

HfX


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