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.