Earlier this month, at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the companyís first 45nm processors based on the Penryn core will be officially introduced on November this year. While there were no details available immediately, DigiTimes is now shedding some light on the topic.
Citing sources at motherboard makers, DigiTimes reports that November will see the debut of the Core 2 Extreme QX9650, aimed at enthusiasts. The quad-core CPU will offer a frequency of 3.0GHz with 1333MHz FSB, 12MB L2 cache and will sell at $999 in 1000-unit tray quantities. In addition, six 45nm desktop processors in both dual- and quad-core form will be launched in January next year:
The three quad-core CPUs will include the Core 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz, 12MB L2 cache), Q9450 (2.66GHz, 12MB) and Q9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB), with pricing expected at $530, $316 and $266 in 1000-unit tray quantities, respectively. The three dual-core CPUs will include the Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz, 6MB L2 cache), E8400 (3.0GHz) and E8200 (2.66GHz) priced at $266, $183 and $163 in 1000-unit tray quantities, respectively.
Intel has declined to confirm any of these details saying only that it will not comment on unannounced products.