No single-core, Conroe-based 'Pentiums' coming?
Rumors emerged 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.