Feeds

Intel to intro Core 2 Quad at CES?

Vegas gamble

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Intel will formally launch its already announced four-core Core 2 Quad processor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in less than two week's time, it has been claimed.

The allegation - made by industry sources cited by IDG - comes as no surprise. Intel announced the quad-core Q6600 chip for mainstream desktops at its Developer Conference last September and pointed to a Q1 2007 introduction. It hinted at an earlier rather than later appearance.

CES is a clear choice for the Q6600's debut, having become a launch platform not only for the year's major consumer electronics releases but also many of the key IT offerings too.

Intel has kept quiet on the part's specifications, but since the Q6600 is essentially a lower-clocked version of the four-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700, we can say it will have 8MB of L2 cache split into two banks of 4MB each shared by two cores. The Core 2 Quad is two Core 2 Duos bonded together in a single package, and it's expected to be clocked at 2.4GHz.

The part is expected to be priced at $851, well above the $530 Core 2 Duo E6700 and some way below the $999 Core 2 Extreme QX6700. That positions the part as a high-end product, though claims that Intel will cut its price to $530 in Q2 2007 points to a rapid push into mainstream Core 2 Duo territory. That said, the company's own projections apparently have quad-core accounting for only a small percentage of its desktop CPU shipments throughout 2007. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.