Intel to intro a cheaper quad-core chip at CES

Back last September, rumors said that Intel would launch a cheaper version of its $999 Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor in the first quarter of this year. According to a new report by eWeek, which quotes an anonymous industry source, Intel plans to launch this processor next week at CES. eWeek says details about the chip's specifications are "sketchy." However, older rumors claimed the upcoming processor would run at 2.4GHz with 8MB of cache (or 4MB per dual-core die,) and that it would be dubbed Core 2 Quad Q6600. More recent rumors echoed the same information and added that the chip would launch at $851, and that its price would drop to $530 in the second quarter of this year.
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