Feeds

Intel speed-bumps mid-range desktop CPUs

Core 2 Duo and Pentium Dual-Core lines targetted

Boost IT visibility and business value

Intel will extend its Pentium Dual-Core line-up - its series of new Core-based CPUs using the old brand name, launched in June - later this month. In October, it will do the same with the Core 2 Duo desktop family.

The 2.0GHz Pentium E2180, which incorporates just 1MB of L2 cache shared between the two cores and connects over an 800MHz frontside bus, is due to appear on 26 August, Intel documentation seen by Register Hardware reveals. It's likely to come in at $84, with the current line leader, the 1.8GHz E2160, falling in price to $71, what Intel currently charges for the 1.6GHz E2140.

The Core 2 Duo E4x00 line are likewise designed to run on an an 800MHz FSB. The current top-of-the-line model, the 2.2GHz E4500 is due to be superseded on 21 October by the 2.4GHz E2160. Both chips have 2MB of L2 cache on board.

We'd guess the E4600 will come in at $133, pushing the E4500 down to $113, the same price Intel currently charges for the slower E4400 and E4300 - the latter could be phased out, but there's no explicit indication of that in the information we've seen.

The E4600 appeared on Intel roadmaps back in June, with only Q4 down as the launch window.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
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.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
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.