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Core 2 Quad Q6600 to launch at just $531?

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Word got out yesterday that Intel plans to launch its quad-core Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor at CES next week. Previous rumors claimed that the chip would cost $851 at launch and drop down to $530 in the second quarter of this year. As it turns out, though, Intel may end up skipping the higher figure altogether. X-bit labs says "several media reports" claim that the Core 2 Quad Q6600 will launch at $531, just $1 more than Intel's 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo E6700.

The Core 2 Quad Q6600 will reportedly be clocked at 2.4GHz with 8MB of total cache and a 1066MHz front-side bus. If those specs are genuine, the chip may outperform the E6700 in multi-threaded applications that can take advantage of more than two cores. The Q6600 will presumably be slower in other tasks because of its lower clock speed, however.
http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/11554

looking like my next purchase
post #2 of 37
If you have an E6600 or lower, it does seem like that would be a good upgrade, but I would wait to see if it overclocks as well as the E6600. I doubt it will.
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If that's true, I would love dropping that in Project: Ninja - I was exspecting to wait until Q2'07. Good find.

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Anybody still holding out hope for 4x4? Intel just keeps hammering AMD. Every time I think their run releasing insanely good CPU's for insanely low prices they up the ante. Once the Core 2's really permeate the mainstream market it will be a dark day for AMD. Looks like the next five years will be as good for Intel as the last five have been for AMD - I just hope AMD can stay in the picture
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Interesting indeed!
What are the retailers going to do to that is the big question.
    
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post #6 of 37
This is what I was talking about for my quad-core build- Intel was expected to slash prices on them in Q2 '07

Excellent news!
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Looks like my next CPU - if the price holds true.
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post #8 of 37
Yeah, I'm interested.

However, you have to expect the retaillers to boost prices at first, like they have done in the past for other CPUs.

Would definately make a nice contribution towards my folding
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Remember - this is Intel's price - retailers will still mark it up
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post #10 of 37
You see this:
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36730

And this:
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36732

And so it goes......
    
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