If multiple reports from Taiwan are to be believed, Intel is cooking up a host of new chips for the first half of next year. First we heard about low-voltage mobile Core 2 Duo processors, then a cheaper quad-core Kentsfield, and finally some Pentium-branded Conroe-L chips. DigiTimes is now back with yet more news of new chips from its Taiwanese moles, who claim Intel will launch a cheaper Core 2 Duo E4300 processor along with a new Pentium D 935 in January 2007. Set to replace the Pentium D 945 at the $163 mark, the Core 2 Duo E4300 will reportedly be clocked at 1.8GHz with 2MB of L2 cache and an 800MHz front-side bus—not so far below the current $183 Core 2 Duo E6300, which runs at 1.86GHz and has a faster 1,066MHz FSB.
As for the Pentium D 935, the sources say it will launch at $133, pushing the upcoming Pentium D 925 and its slower siblings down to $113 and below. Going by Intel's model numbering scheme, the Pentium D 935 should be clocked at 3.2GHz and lack Virtualization Technology support.
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