Although the NDA was lifted a couple of weeks back on Intel's new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processor lineup (with a swarm of coverage to follow), today bring's Intel's official launch of their new kickarse processor family, five desktop models, and five mobile ones.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 Intel® Core 2 Duo and Intel® Core 2 Extreme processors for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, reshaping how computers perform, look and consume power-and most importantly-transform how people use them.
"The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Not since Intel introduced the Pentium® processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this. The Core 2 Duo desktop processor is an energy-efficient marvel, packing 291 million transistors yet consuming 40 percent lower power, while delivering the performance needed for the applications of today and tomorrow."
The DailyTech have also noticed today that several Intel partners (Dell, Alienware, etc.) are unveiling their latest desktop / workstation packages which are based around the Core 2 Duo platform.
Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors were announced two weeks ago with much fanfare from the hardware editors and the enthusiast community. Intel had brought a great-performing chip to the market that was faster than every processor currently available and was much cooler than its Pentium-D predecessor. Today, there were a slew of new desktops and workstation announced that use Intel's new Core 2 processors for desktops, so let's get started.
Gateway has announced new desktops based around the new Core 2 processor: the FX510XG and the FX510XT. The $2,199 FX510G comes equipped with a Core 2 Duo E6400 processor (2.13GHz), 2GB of PC5300 memory, 320GB SATA II, 21" widescreen LCD, 16x DL burner and an ATI Radeon X1900 XT graphics card. The $3,999 FX510XT brings a Core 2 Extreme processor (2.93GHz), 4GB of PC5300 memory, 1TB of storage (2x 500GB SATA II in RAID-0), 21" widescreen LCD, 16x DL burner and dual ATI Radeon X1900 XT CrossFire graphics cards.