Feeds

Intel to chop 1066MHz FSB CPUs earlier than expected?

Big push for 1333MHz FSB chips

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Intel wants to get us all computing over a 1333MHz frontside bus pronto and to that end is to drop a stack of 1066MHz-only processors through Q3 and Q4, Taiwanese motherboard maker moles have claimed.

The chip giant is expected to introduce 1333MHz FSB Core 2 Duo CPUs on 22 July, and according to a DigiTimes report, many existing 1066MHz FSB Core 2 Duos - specifically the E6300, E6320, E6420, E6600 and E6700 - will be discontinued in Q4. So too, its sources suggest, will the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 and the last remaining Pentium Ds, the 915 and 935.

The Pentium 4 6xx family will be marked for termination in August, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 in September, it's said.

Next month is set to see the arrival of the 3GHz Core 2 Duo E6850, Intel's first dual-core chip capable of operating on a 1333MHz frontside bus. It will be joined by the 2.66GHz E6750, the 2.33GHz E6550 and the 2.33GHz E6540. The 2.66GHz quad-cire Core 2 Quad Q6700 is due on the same day.

Also set to ship in Q3 is the 3GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6850, again a 1333MHz FSB part.

Intel formally announced its 1333MHz FSB-supporting 3 series of chipsets - codenamed 'Bearlake' - earlier this month, though some of them have been going out to mobo makers for a few months now. DigiTimes' moles reckon more 3-series chipsets are on the way to further drive adoption of the 1333MHz FSB.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
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
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
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

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.
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.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.