Intel to launch lower price quad-core

"Q8000 series to battle AMD triple-core"

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Intel to launch lower price quad-core CPU
According to our source, Intel are readying a lower priced quad-core processor series (Q8000) to go head-to-head with AMD's triple-core CPU's.
Intel will launch the Core 2 Quad Q8200 in the third quarter this year, supporting FSB up to 1333MHz, L2 cache of 4MB and a core frequency of 2.33GHz.

In order to separate the Q8000 series from Intel's Q9000 CPU family, the Q8000 CPU series will not support Intel's VT and TXT technology.
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12-06-2008, 04:59:00

Looking like it will be disappointing. :(

12-06-2008, 07:27:19

PP Mguire
As with all recent Nvidia hardware.

If you look around all big companys are doing like that , They pick a title and try to sell their products with it,second thing if you are not a 16 yr old kid you wont upgrade your computer just becouse manufaturer will promiss you 5 more fps on a some game...

I can assure you more than 16yo kids upgrade their pc to get more than 5fps increase. *Mr Smith cough* hehe jk

12-06-2008, 08:10:04


If the rumours are ture I'm not happy.

Buggy or not the latest and greatest gpu's should be able to handle a 7 month old game maxed at my native res. What about FC2? That is going to be demanding, probably more so than crysis.

I was selling my gx2 but I think I'll hold onto it until I see full reviews. Besides I said I wouldn't upgrade my PC until end Aug/Nehalem

Well that part might not be rumours.. They reckon they actually had a play on it at those settings and that card didn't like it one bit.

It's now my native res too and was hoping it would be enough :(

12-06-2008, 10:10:48

Mr. Smith

Nvidia changes GT200 dates again

Also changes prices and adds a PhysX driver

NVIDIA IS CHANGING the GT200 launch date again, this whole 'let's prove them wrong when they leak' thing is getting tiring. That said, there are a few goodies here and there in the email that Ken Brown sent yesterday.
The meat of the email that went out to reviewers is that the launch date has moved from the 17th to the 16th at 6am PDT. They claim that the 280 will be available the next day, and the 260 comes later, on the 26th. One word to reviewers, make sure you check the retail prices with partners before you quote price/performance numbers, NV has a dirty tricks campaign lined up here, we told you they would have to drop the price when they saw the 770 number, and they did.
There are also a bunch of new things on the NV press FTP site, including 177.34 drivers, up from the 177.26 we tested with. We would be shocked if these were not special press-tweaked drivers, so beware of scores tested with these last-minute releases. Also included are a folding@home client, now possible due to the unbreaking of their architecture this time around, the Elemental "Badaboom!" encoding application, and a bunch of documentation.
Speaking of tweaked drivers, the next new one is coming next week, and it is a PhysX driver. Look for this one to pump 3DMark Vantage scores to the moon, you can do that when you own the API. Sigh.
The more things change, the more they are gamable. µ


@ PP - lol. Hey, I want at least 10fps this time! In fact, 20fps, 1920x1200, turbo everything, max AA/AF... Yeah.

12-06-2008, 12:35:19

Well I'd read of the 16th release date yesterday so that's not new news.. Dunno about the rest of it regarding the 260 though :s

12-06-2008, 14:43:45

Was going to wait for these cards but i think im gona grab a PNY 9800 GX2 from a friend of mine and save me a bit of cash.

12-06-2008, 15:27:35


Was going to wait for these cards but i think im gona grab a PNY 9800 GX2 from a friend of mine and save me a bit of cash.

Wait a little bit for ATIs 4870 X2?

12-06-2008, 18:16:05

PP Mguire
THis is all getting rediculous. Nvidia and AMD are playing the same game now.

13-06-2008, 02:35:01


Wait a little bit for ATIs 4870 X2?

I would mate but like ive said the GX2 are starting to come on forums now at about £250 v the £400 + of the newer cards.

13-06-2008, 06:34:22


I would mate but like ive said the GX2 are starting to come on forums now at about £250 v the £400 + of the newer cards.

Well I'll probably be getting a GTX 280 come back from the States with my Girlfriends parents which will be handy.. Means in a couple of months I could sell it and basically lose what I saved by getting it over there. By then we should know what the X2 performs like.

If ya can get one for £250 then that aint bad at all.

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