Although 2.4 GHz is slower than the 6700, the reduced cost and power consumption make this processor more attractive to a broader range of people.  There isn’t a lot of information about the performance of the processor yet, but The Tech Report tells you everything known so far.
“Since our first review of the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, we knew Intel was planning to introduce a lower-priced quad-core processor at some point in the first quarter of 2007. Turns out today is the day Intel has chosen to unveil the Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU, to coincide with the opening of CES 2007 in Las Vegas. As expected, the Q6600 is clocked at 2.4GHz and will carry a price tag of $851. Like Intel’s other quad-core processors, the Q6600 is actually two Core 2 Duo chips situated together on a single LGA775 package. Unlike its QX6700 big brother, the Q6600 has a more reasonable 105W TDP rating.”

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