Friday, September 28, 2007

Prices of Intel 45nm desktop CPUs revealed

Intel has done it again. It seems that the war between AMD & Intel is hotting up again as the battle for market share among computer users heats up. Intel has supposely drawn first blood by releasing 45nm processors compare to AMD who is still stuck in the 65nm era of processor.

The chaps over at TechConnect Magazine have gotten their hands on some model numbers, clock speeds, launch time frames, and most importantly pricing information for Intel's upcoming lineup of 45nm desktop processors. If the site has its facts straight, Intel will begin its 45nm desktop offensive in November with a $999 Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor. That chip will run at 3GHz, pack a total 12MB of L2 cache-6MB per dual-core die-and have a 130W power envelope.

Intel will reportedly follow with a set of seven additional 45nm desktop chips in January 2008. Three of those chips will be quad-core models, and the other four will be dual-core. In the quad-core camp, the upcoming Core 2 Quad Q9300 will run at 2.5GHz and carry a $266 price tag, while the Core 2 Quad Q9450 will run at 2.66GHz and cost $316, and the Q9550 model will run at 2.83GHz and cost $530. All three models will have the same 95W power rating, but the Q9550 and Q9450 will have 12MB of cache, whereas the Q9300 will have only 6MB.The dual-core processors will start off from where the Q9300 ends and will have the 3.16GHz E8500 costing $266. The 45nm line-up ends with the E8200 that costs just $163.

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