Earlier this year the roadside rumors were saying that, to better counter AMD's lower-priced triple- and quad-core processors, Intel would release the Q9100, a 2.33 GHz-clocked Yorkfield. Fast forward to very recently and it seems Intel has dropped the Q9100 plans and instead is preparing the introduction of the Q8000 series of more aggressively-priced quads.
The first Q8000 series model set to arrive is the Q8200, a 2.33 GHz 45nm CPU that's missing VT, TXT and has half the L2 cache of the 'regular' Yorkfields - (just) 4MB. The CPU still has a 1333 MHz FSB while its TDP will remain at 95W. The Core 2 Quad Q8200 should arrive around mid-Q3 and will cost about $200, making its the cheapest Intel quad-core processor around.