|Core 2 Extreme X6800||2.93 GHz||4 MB||$999|
|Core 2 Duo E6700||2.67 GHz||4 MB||$530|
|Core 2 Duo E6600||2.40 GHz||4 MB||$316|
|Core 2 Duo E6400||2.13 GHz||2 MB||$224|
|Core 2 Duo E6300||1.86 GHz||2 MB||$183|
According to HKEPC's roadmap, all desktop Core 2 Duo processors—including the $999 "Extreme" variety—will have a 1066 MHz front side bus. Intel is also purportedly planning some price cuts for the Pentium D, Pentium 4, and Celeron lines to accompany the Conroe launch. The Pentium D 960 and 950 will reportedly drop down to $316 and $224, respectively, and the rest of the Pentium D line will sink below $200. Meanwhile, the single-core Pentium 4s will supposedly undergo massive cuts, with the 3.6 GHz P4 661 listed at just $183.
If these prices are correct, AMD may have to slash its own prices pretty dramatically in order to stay competitive. Going by our early Conroe benchmarks, not only could AMD have a hard time against the Core 2 Duo, but cheaper Pentium D and Pentium 4 processors could also create some very tough competition for AMD's single-core Athlon 64s and Semprons.