“Intel’s first quad-core desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which is scheduled to be released next month, will sell for US$999 in 1,000-unit quantities, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with Intel’s latest roadmap. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor will be available in January 2007 at US$851, the sources added.
As prices for both the QX6700 and Q6600 are too high, it will prevent the quad-core CPUs from gaining popularity, stated the sources. According to Intel’s roadmap, quad-core processors will only account for 3% of the company’s total desktop CPU shipments within one year following the launch, the sources indicated.”
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… but if you work it out, it is only $250 per core. Keep in mind that the $1000 figure is probably lower than what you will have to pay, unless your local retailer or online shop is in the habit of buying lots larger than 1000 units. DigiTimes has more here.