Last minute changes to Intel's roadmap
Contrary to what Intel roadmaps had previously indicated, Intel today officially announced the Intel Core 2 Quad processor. The Core 2 Quadro moniker that was designated earlier appears to have been changed at the last minute, as launch material from late September 2006 claimed the official product name would be Core 2 Quadro.
Intel's Core 2 Quad processor will officially launch in Q1'07, dubbed the Q6600 processor. The Kentsfield Xeon X3210 and X3220 are expected to launch in Q1â€™07 as well. DailyTech also previously explored the performance of Intelâ€™s upcoming Core 2 Quad Q6600.
In mid-November of this year, the company will announce its first quad-core desktop CPUâ€”the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 clocked at 2.66 GHz. Intel is also expected to launch its quad-core Xeon Clovertown 5300 series around the same time frame. All of Intelâ€™s quad-core Kentsfield and Clovertown will be equipped with 2x4MB of L2 cache.