Intel Plans to Speed-Up Desktop Quad-Core Chips' Bus

Intel Corporation may be planning to once again speed-up its quad-core offering next quarter from the current 1066MHz processor system bus. Just like with its Core 2 Duo microprocessors, Intel will release a chip with four processing engines featuring a 1333MHz PSB. In Q3 2007, the $999 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 microprocessor is projected to use the code-named Clovertown design, two pieces of silicon on a single slice of substrate, operate at 3.0GHz and use a 1333MHz PSB. In the third quarter of the year the world's largest maker of x86 microprocessors will also reduce pricing of its currently shipping Core 2 Quad Q6600 chip to $266 and will introduce the Core 2 Quad Q6700 at a $530 price-point.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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