Feeds

Intel to revamp Core 2 Duo processors on 22 July?

Price cuts on same the day, it seems

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Intel's next big round of desktop price cuts will come on 22 July, a day that will see the debut of revamped Core 2 Duo processors and a faster four-core Core 2 Quad, it has been claimed.

A report on Chinese-language site HKEPC, citing motherboard-maker sources, claims the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q6700 will go on sale on 22 July, priced at $530. That's how much Intel is currently charging for the 2.4GHz Q6600, launched last January - its price will fall to $266.

Which is apparently what Intel will ask for the 3GHz Core 2 Duo E6850, its first dual-core chip capable of operating on a 1333MHz frontside bus. It will be joined by the 2.66GHz E6750 and the 2.33GHz E6550, priced at $183 and $163, respectively. All three support all the usual Intel technologies - Virtualisation, SpeedStep, EM64 etc - plus Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), Intel's hardware-based security system.

A version of the E6550 without TXT, the E6540, will also ship on 22 July, the report claims, priced at $163. Also new on the day is the 2.2GHz E4500, a 2MB L2 part that runs on an 800MHz FSB. It will cost $133, forcing the price of the existing E4400 to fall to $113. The E6xxx chips all have 4MB of L2, incidentally.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
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?
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.