Intel to Ship Conroe on July 23

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  1. madmatt

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    The moment of truth is almost upon us. With the NDA set to expire on July 4th, will we finally see an unbiased review? Will there soon be a fair third party AMD vs. Intel benchmark? Intel is set to release its Conroe core on July 23. As previously announced, the new processors will be named Intel Core 2 Duo. At launch there will be five different Core 2 Duo processor versions available.

    The mainstream market Core 2 Duo processors will be numbered at 6300 and 6400 and will run at 1.86GHz and 2.13GHz, respectively. These two chips will both have 2MB cache and are priced at $183 and $224, much lower than AMD’s dual core offerings.

    The higher-end Core 2 Duo processors will be numbered at 6600 and 6700 and carry 4MB of cache. Clocking in at 2.39GHz and 2.67Ghz, respectively these processors will set you back $316 and $530. The flagship Conroe chip will be the Intel Core 2 Extreme, or 6800.

    The Extreme will tout the same cache and the high-end processors (4MB) and weigh in at 2.93GHz. Not everyone will be able to enjoy the Core 2 Extreme, as it carries a hefty price tag of $999. The Core 2 Duo chips will eat up 65 watts while the Core 2 Extreme will devour 80 watts.

    Source: The Inquirer
     
  2. kcnychief

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    AMD has recently been cheaper and faster than Intel, I hope to see some verifiable benchmarks as well. I really like the potential pricetags on the 6300 and 6400, which would more than likely be sufficient for most end users :)
     
  3. Steevo

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    A whole 80 watts or just part?


    Wooo, must be time to upgrade again....... Bonuses = upgrade W00t!!!!
     
  4. Vanquished

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    KC, do you still think that the AMD chips will be victorious over the Conroe?
     
  5. kcnychief

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    No way to tell reliably until viable benchmarks come out after the NDA is lifted.
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Ill be waiting :)
    Thanks