Intel plans to launch a few Quad core 45 nanometre processors and now is the time to tell you more about the non extreme versions.
Many might know that Intel plans to launch a new 9770 CPU at 3.2GHz and FSB400 support and that it already has Core 2 Extreme 9650 selling for about $999 today. Let’s now talk about the cheapest one.
The slowest of Core 2 Quad CPUs branded as Q9300 will work at 2.5GHz and will feature only 6MB of memory, but this will help it to sell for $270 at launch. The slowest quad core with the full 12MB will be the 2.66GHz Q9450 that should launch at a higher price and at the same time.
We are sure that Q9300 will have a great TDP and that will be a hell of a good overclocker and it supports FSB 1333 and fits in LGA775 socket. This is the CP that Intel aims to replace the highly successful Q6600, 2.4GHz Kentsfield based CPU and it is set for a January 20th launch.