Processor Family on Core Micro-Architecture
The launch of CPUs with 1333MHz bus to the market, put the final touch onto shaping up the processor family on Core micro-architecture. The next big change in the Intel desktop segment is planned for next year, when new Penryn solutions with 45nm cores are scheduled to come out. So, we decided to sum up all the dual-core and quad-core processors on Core micro-architecture in a single table that should make it easier to perceive all the processor ratings and models names within different price categories.
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Although processors with Core micro-architecture appeared in the market pretty recently, Intel managed to discontinue some of them by this time. In particular, the launch of quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6800 and QX6850 processors put an end to the life cycle of the dual-core Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU. Moreover, the release of dual-core Core 2 Duo CPUs with 1333MHz bus will very soon eliminate all Core 2 Duo E6000 models with 1066MHz bus support.