Core 2 Quad Q6400 remains in Kentsfield core like others released models. Standards for this model include: 65nm manufacturing process, LGA 775 package, clock speed at 2.13Ghz, 1066MHz FSB, and 4MB x 2 L2 Cache. Core 2 Quad Q6400 also support for Intel ViiV, VT, EIST, 64 and Execute Disable Bit. Combining the performance provided and the low price, this would be a great rival for AMD’s AM2+ processors.
In addition, Intel’s native Quad Core, codenamed Yorkfield, is scheduled to release in the second half of 2007. The native Quad Core will introduce a 6MB L2 Shaded Cache, lower the latency between the cores. Besides, its FSB has upgraded to 1333MHz and will be fabricated in 45nm process.
Cheap Quad Core Processors Coming Next Year
The gang at HKEPC are saying now that Intel will be releasing a quad core Q6400 for a price under $450. That’s the good news! The bad: it isn’t planned until the third quarter of 2007.