Intel Preparing For The E6600 Release
"Intel are preparing for the release of the E6600, again."
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6600
If you're sitting there thinking the E6600 sounds familiar, you're not wrong. A Core 2 Duo processor was released with the same model number 3 years ago, although now discontinued. The one we are focusing on now is a Pentium Dual Core model, with 2MB of L2 cache running on the same 1066MHz FSB only this time the core speed is 3.06GHz, compared to the 2.4GHz of the older model. It has also received a die shrink, now produced on the 45nm process, instead of the 65nm process.
It is said to launch in January, around the 17th, for £50 ($84), the 2.93GHz E6500 will have dropped from it's current $84 to $74 or roughly £45. The second coming of the E6600 is designed to compete with AMD in the sub $100 region, although on paper it doesn't look very competitive at all. The reused model number also doesn't simplify things for the consumer, if anything it makes it more difficult.
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