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"Kentsfield" to Debut at 2.66GHz / $999

| Posted: Aug 17, 2006 8:54 pm

Along with Intel's latest roadmap to have surfaced last week, came some more spicy details on their upcoming "Kentsfield" processors, these being quad-core processors which will be stamped as a Core 2 Extreme variant in Intel's lineup.


Although the launch date isnt in concrete just yet, The DailyTech and HKEPC report that the first Kentsfield processor to enter the market will be a 2.66GHz quad-core part weighing in at an unsurprising price tag of $999.


Intel's newest roadmap started making the rounds last week, and the headline title across the roadmap was absolutely Kentsfield, Intel's upcoming quad-core processor. During last month's investor call, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced the chips would be shipping this year, as opposed to Q1'07 that was originally slated on the roadmap.


Now a few additional details of Kentsfield have slipped out. Intel's most recent roadmap claims Kentsfield, which will ship as a Core 2 Extreme branded processor, will run each core at 2.66GHz and a 1066MHz front-side bus. Essentially, the processor is two Core 2 Duo E6700 processors packaged onto a single CPU.


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