No single-core, Conroe-based 'Pentiums' coming?
two months ago that Intel would introduce single-core "Conroe-L" processors as part of a new Pentium E1000 series in the second quarter of next year. According to HKEPC, Intel has changed its mind and decided to cancel the chips
. Instead, the company now intends to introduce dual-core Pentium E2000-series processors based on a native 2MB Conroe core
in the third quarter of 2007. HKEPC says the first two E2000 chips will be clocked at 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz with an 800MHz front-side bus, 1MB of cache, and no hardware virtualization support. The single-core "Conroe-L" core, meanwhile, will appear only in new Celeron chips expected in the second quarter.