Intel to strengthen Core 2 Duo lineup in 2Q/3Q 2007
Yen-ting Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 23 November 2006]
In addition to the Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU, which Intel is slated to launch in the first quarter of 2007, the chip giant will add two Core 2 Duo E4000-series CPUs, the E4200 and E4400, in the second quarter of next year, according to sources at Taiwan-based PC makers, who viewed Intel's latest roadmap.
Intel originally planned to launch the 1.6GHz E4200 in the fourth quarter of this year to compete with AMD's Socket-AM2 Athlon 64 x2 3600+, but later on, the launch was suspended to make way for the 1.8GHz E4300 CPU, the sources indicated, without elaborating on what prompted Intel to delay the appearance of the E4200.
In the third quarter of 2007, Intel also plans to launch the Core 2 Duo E6390 CPU for the mid-range desktop segment, as well as the Core 2 Duo E6850, E6750 and E6650 CPUs for the high-end segment, according to Intel's latest roadmap, the sources said.
Featuring a 1333 MHz FSB, the E6850, E6750 and E6650 will get the roles being currently played by the Core 2 Duo E6700 and E6600 processors, which both have a 1066 MHz FSB, according to the sources.
Source:Intel to strengthen Core 2 Duo lineup in 2Q/3Q 2007