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Intel to launch new entry-level processors in August and October

Intel plans to introduce two new entry-level desktop processors in August and October this year, and will drop the price of previous entry-level processors, according to sources familiar with Intel's plan. Intel will launch the new Pentium E2180 with 2 GHz frequency, 1MB L2 cache and 800 MHz FSB on August 26.

In October, Intel will launch the entry-level Core 2 Duo E4600 processor with 2.4GHz frequency, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB and a price of US$133. The previous E4500 will drop from US$133 to US$113, while E4400 and 4300 fade out the market, added the sources.

Intel entry-level dual-core processor schedule (US$)
Model Frequency (GHz) FSB (MHz) L2 cache June Price July 22 Price August 26 Price October Price
Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 800 2M       133
Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 800 2M   133   113
Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 800 2M 133 113    
Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 800 2M 113      
Pentium E2180 2.0 800 1M     84  
Pentium E2160 1.8 800 1M 84   74  
Pentium E2140 1.6 800 1M 74

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