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Intel announces Core 2 Duo and C2D Extreme
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Jul 27, 2006, 10:02 AM
 
Intel has announced Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme. C2E is shipping now, C2D will ship next week.

Conroe:
E6300 - 1.86 GHz / 2 MB / 1066 MHz - TDP 65 W - $183
E6400 - 2.13 GHz / 2 MB / 1066 MHz - TDP 65 W - $224
E6600 - 2.40 GHz / 4 MB / 1066 MHz - TDP 65 W - $316
E6700 - 2.67 GHz / 4 MB / 1066 MHz - TDP 65 W - $530

Conroe Extreme
X6800 - 2.93 GHz / 4 MB / 1066 MHz - TDP 95 W - $999

Official Intel press release can be found here.

1k pricing can be found here.

They also announced Merom, the portable version of Conroe. It should ship sometime in August. Exact specs are still missing. Likely, it'll be something like this:
T5500 - 1.66 GHz / 2 MB / 667 MHz - TDP 35 W - $209
T5600 - 1.83 GHz / 2 MB / 667 MHz - TDP 35 W - $241
T7200 - 2.00 GHz / 4 MB / 667 MHz - TDP 35 W - $294
T7400 - 2.16 GHz / 4 MB / 667 MHz - TDP 35 W - $423
T7600 - 2.33 GHz / 4 MB / 667 MHz - TDP 35 W - $637

     
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Jul 27, 2006, 10:12 AM
 
And there we have the core of the new Intel Mac desktops, I'm sure.

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Jul 27, 2006, 10:19 AM
 
Core Duo. Good name.

Core 2 Duo. Sheesh. Awful name. Boyz 2 Men.

Maybe Apple will rebrand the processors like they did for the PPCs? Probably not, but they should. CPU makers are incapable of making decent brand names for their product.

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Jul 27, 2006, 10:22 AM
 
I hope Apple will actually use the Core 2 derived Xeon (Xeon 5100 series) for the Mac Pro rather than Conroe.



But Conroe might end up in the iMac. And Merom will certainly be in the rev B MBP.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 10:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo
Core Duo. Good name.

Core 2 Duo. Sheesh. Awful name. Boyz 2 Men. V
More like B4-4.

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Jul 27, 2006, 11:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon
C2E is shipping now, C2D will ship next week.
I already posted this in the iMac thread, but C2D is already shipping right now.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 11:15 AM
 
those names...sound like sony memory sticks
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 11:16 AM
 
Their logos are starting to get a bit... crowded. And I agree the Core 2 Duo is a silly name... sounds very redundant.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 11:20 AM
 
I'm not a big fan of the name, but it's not that bad.

I do absolutively hate the logo though.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 11:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
I'm not a big fan of the name, but it's not that bad.

I do absolutively hate the logo though.
I agree... the name could be worse. Core 2 Duo II would be even worse
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 01:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Simon
I hope Apple will actually use the Core 2 derived Xeon (Xeon 5100 series) for the Mac Pro rather than Conroe.
They have no other choice: the new Xeon will find its way in at least one Mac Pro configuration (the one that will replace today's quad). Eventually more.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 01:37 PM
 
This is old news. It's been on anandtech for two weeks.
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2795
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 02:16 PM
 
I'm waiting for the Core Quatrio
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Jul 27, 2006, 02:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO
I'm waiting for the Core Quatrio
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Jul 27, 2006, 02:40 PM
 
i can't wait to buy a dual core 2 duo. that will be the bomb!
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 02:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
Quadra

HOO-HAH!!!

I actually don't care about what name it'll have... in the end, it's all about performance. Even if the processor was named "Dual 2 Beef Patty 2x" yet it beats the crap out of the upcoming Intel processors by.... oh, i don't know... 50 GHz for example............... HELL YEAH i'd run it!

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Jul 27, 2006, 03:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by residentEvil
i can't wait to buy a dual core 2 duo. that will be the bomb!
You can't. That configuration is not supported by Core 2 Duo.

For that you'll need Xeons.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 04:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
You can't. That configuration is not supported by Core 2 Duo.

For that you'll need Xeons.
Weren't they dropping the Xeon name? Xeon sounds old and crappy.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski
Weren't they dropping the Xeon name?
No they weren't.

No offense, but if you'd take a moment to actually read the thread you would see that I already linked to Intel's spec sheet for the Core 2 based Xeon.

The Dual Core Xeon 51xx is basically an SMP capable Conroe. It was announced just a couple of days ago.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski
Weren't they dropping the Xeon name? Xeon sounds old and crappy.
It sounds better than Core 2 Duo.
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Jul 27, 2006, 05:11 PM
 
When they say it will ship sometime in August, does that at all correlate to how quickly the chips will appear in the MB or MBP?
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 05:24 PM
 
The Mac Pro and Xserve will probably be announced at WWDC 8/7. They will go Core 2 (Woodcrest and maybe Conroe). I'd expect the rev B MBP to show up in Aug/Sep and it will likely get Merom. I don't think Apple needs to upgrade the MB to Merom till MWSF in Jan. But of course they could just to spice it up for the holiday buying season.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 05:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Simon
The Mac Pro and Xserve will probably be announced at WWDC 8/7. They will go Core 2 (Woodcrest and maybe Conroe). I'd expect the rev B MBP to show up in Aug/Sep and it will likely get Merom. I don't think Apple needs to upgrade the MB to Merom till MWSF in Jan. But of course they could just to spice it up for the holiday buying season.
Thanks. I'm getting a new laptop soon, but have to wait until August for the WWDC (I want something top-o-the-line ).
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 05:35 PM
 
Yeah, unless you really need it right now, I'd wait and see what happens at WWDC.

I'm definitely planning on getting a Merom MBP rev B, but I wouldn't be surprised if it takes till end of September until they actually start shipping. Of course if Apple changes nothing in the design of the MBP they could release it much sooner, but I do hope for more than just a CPU drop-in replacement (DL burner, latch, HDD placement, port layout, cooling, etc.)
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 09:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by mitchell_pgh
I agree... the name could be worse. Core 2 Duo II would be even worse
If they weren't powering Macs now, Intel would be the laughing stock of PPC zealots.
     
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Jul 27, 2006, 11:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather
If they weren't powering Macs now, Intel would be the laughing stock of PPC zealots.
They are/were/will probably always be the laughing stock of people with taste. Take your pick

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Jul 27, 2006, 11:24 PM
 
Just be glad we don't have those awful Core™2 Duo inside stickers. Sheesh.

Anyway. It's just a CPU. Taste has nothing to do with it. It's all about power and power consumption.

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Jul 27, 2006, 11:29 PM
 
Typical Mac thread, everyone is talking about how they don't like the sound of the name or the look of the logo.

No one has mentioned yet that for a couple hundred dollars, you can buy one of these things, put it into your Intel Mini, and your Mini will put the G5 powermac to shame.
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - -
Just be glad we don't have those awful Core™2 Duo inside stickers. Sheesh.

Anyway. It's just a CPU. Taste has nothing to do with it. It's all about power and power consumption.


True.

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