How much can you expect to pay for a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo in just over a month? Just $133, says Fudzilla, claiming that's the price of a Core 2 Duo E7400 processor Intel plans to unveil on October 19.
Just like the current Core 2 Duo E7300, the new chip will have a pair of 45nm cores, 3MB of shared L2 cache, and a 1066MHz front-side bus. The E7300 currently retails for around $140, but since it runs at only 2.66GHz, Intel will reportedly drag it down to $113 upon the E7400's arrival. Fudzilla doesn't say if those changes will affect the Core 2 Duo E8400, which currently costs $170 and runs at 3GHz with a peppier (1333MHz) FSB and twice as much cache.
The E7400's arrival could turn the heat up on AMD in the low end, as well. If the E7400 waltzed into e-tail listings right now, it would be sandwiched between AMD's 2.4GHz, triple-core Phenom X3 8750 and the 2.2GHz, quad-core Phenom X4 9550—both comparatively handicapped in everyday tasks because of their lower clock speeds.
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