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10-27-2006, 07:07 PM
Ok, so whats the latest on when this puppy is going to be available now? Anybody know? Last I heard was Nov. sometime.
10-27-2006, 07:55 PM
I think it's going to be 13th November.
Bit more detail (from HardwareSecrets.com)...
In November Intel will launch their first quad-core desktop CPU, called Core 2 Extreme QX6700. It will be released under the Core 2 Extreme series, using the letter ďQĒ to indicate that it is a quad-core CPU. It will run at 2.66 GHz with a 1,066 MHz external bus, 8 MB total L2 cache (4 MB x 2) and will come with its overclocking protecting unlock, following the tradition of Intelís Extreme series. The other specs continue to be the same as the rest of the Core 2 Duo family.
On the same timeframe Intel will release their first quad-core Xeon CPU, Xeon 5300.
In January 2007 Intel will release Core 2 Duo CPUs with four cores and they will be named Core 2 Quad. So far Intel didnít tell us what the models would be released. In the same timeframe Intel will also release a low voltage quad-core Xeon, which promises to dissipate 40% less power.
10-27-2006, 09:44 PM
AMD's Quad-core, The Quadfather, will be released on Nov. 14 according to the Inquirer. It will be released under the FX-70 series. The FX-70 runs a 2.6Ghz. The FX-72 runs at 2.8Ghz, which outclocks the Kentsfield. The FX-74 runs at 3.0Ghz, which breaks the 3Ghz barrier.
The Quadfather will have a little more than 4,000 FSB, because each core will have its own 1K.
The Kentsfield has more cache though, 8MB VS. 4MB
According to the Inquirer AMD has lowered its price so severly that the 3Ghz version matches the price of the Kentsfield.
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