Feeds

Intel prices up updated Core 2 Duos, Quads

Steering into the mainstream

The essential guide to IT transformation

Just how much is Intel planning to charge for its revamped Core 2 Duo desktop processors, due Q3? Not as much as you might expect, it would seem, if the latest information coming from motherboard-maker moles is to be believed.

We've reported before that Core 2 Duos supporting a frontside bus clock of 1333MHz are due to ship later this year. Models on the roadmap include the 3GHz Core 2 Duo E6850 and the 2.66GHz E6750. The previously listed E6650 appears to have been dropped in favour of the E6550, a 2.33GHz part that runs over the current peak FSB speed, 1066GHz.

New to the roadmap - as listed by Chinese-language site HKEPC - is the E6450, which is essentially the E6550 but lacking support for Intel's Trusted Exectution Technology, formerly known as 'La Grande' and a key component of the chip maker's vPro business computing platform.

The E6540's price isn't yet known, but the E6550 is said to be set to be priced at $163. The E6750 will apparently come in at $183 and the E6850 at $266. That compares to the current top-of-the-line Core 2 Duo E6700, priced now at $530, though it's expected to fall to $316 on 22 April.

Intel's current four-core desktop chip, the 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 will have its price cut to $266 in Q3, after falling from $851 to $530 on 22 April, it's said. The 2.66GHz Q6700 - due to debut in Q3, according to past roadmap leaks - will initially ship for $530. These price points, and those of the dual-core E6x50s, are clearly intended to drive the multi-core parts into the mainstream during the latter half of the year.

Q3 is also expected to see the arrival of the 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo E4500 - another new roadmap edition - at $133. Q2's 2GHz E4400, which will also debut at $133, will see its price cut to $113 when the faster chip arrives.

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?