Intel Preparing For The E6600 Release

"Intel are preparing for the release of the E6600, again."

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Intel Pentium Dual Core E6600
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6600 3.06GhzIf 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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14-10-2009, 16:58:25

The third edition of the next gen graphics engine has been released.

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14-10-2009, 18:53:51

What's the point? 360+PS3 = DX9, so PC owners might as well bend over a barrel because we're gonna get the elevator enclosure anyway.

Although this way maybe Crysis 2 will be runnable on something other than a mythical future computer. And it'll still go all alieny and rubbish halfway through.


14-10-2009, 20:42:25


CryEngine 3 trailer.

You can see that the clips with next gen ready (which are PC) looks 10x better than the 360/PS3. yay.

14-10-2009, 22:04:10

Question is, how low can you go in terms of computer spec with this engine? I just hope the specs for crysis 2 are not as demanding as crysis was...if they manage to make it look that good and a somewhat playable FPS on current gen hardware....hats off to them but I have my doubts lol

15-10-2009, 01:30:54

crysis will always be a hardware killer regardless in my book

15-10-2009, 06:18:21

They're definitely looking to challenge the likes of the Unreal people as a licensed game engine.

Optimization is the key.

15-10-2009, 07:15:42

This game should come with an upgrade your PC warning

15-10-2009, 08:50:52


This game should come with an upgrade your PC warning

lol :)

15-10-2009, 12:23:47

Didn't Microsoft say they were going to bring Dx10 or something to the Xbox360?

16-10-2009, 06:08:45

Just watched the trailer, and holy s**t. Those graphics are immense. Planning to get i7 extreme and sli gtx 295 simply so I can run Crysis 2 on low settings, 800x600.

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