Intel is dropping the TDP on some of their Core 2 Quads. This news popped up right after Intel announced a price drop on several current Quad Core CPUs.
According to SlashGear these new Quad Core CPUs will have a TDP of 65Watts. The Model numbers will be: Q8200S (2.33GHz), Q9400S(2.66GHz), and Q9550S(2.83GHz) cache levels will be 4MB, 6MB and 12MB respectively.
All three will have an FSB of 1333MHz and will be 45nm. No Pricing for these three new CPUs were listed.
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The latest Core 2 Quad range CPUs have now dropped from 95W TDP (thermal design power) to 65W TDP, meaning less power consumption and less cooling required.
Three processors from the Core 2 Quad range now meet the 65W TDP target: the Q8200S, the Q9400S and the Q9550S. These run at 2.33GHz, 2.66GHz and 2.83GHz respectively, with the Q8200S having 4MB of L2 cache, the Q9400S having 6MB and the Q9550S having 12MB. All have a 1,333MHz FSB speed, and are built on 45nm processes.
No pricing has been announced for the three new processors.