News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

An anonymous seller from the eBay auctions has sold an engineering sample of Intel code-named Conroe processor, which, according to certain sources, should be officially released only in July, this year. It is unclear who could be the first buyer of a processor, which is not officially supported by available mainboards.

The chip that was sold by the seller who called himself sciences_art and was located in Malaysia, operated at 1.86GHz clock-speed, 1066MHz processor system bus and contained 2MB of unified L2 cache. The processors code-named Conroe will be supported by mainboards based on Intel 965 and Intel 963 chipsets as well as future versions of motherboards powered by Intel 975X core-logic. Currently available mainboards are not projected to support the Conroe.

The Conroe E6300 chip, which official price in 1000-unit quantities is expected to be around $210, was finally sold for $600, probably to a computer enthusiast seeking for an opportunity to “play” with the forthcoming chip ahead of the whole world.

Intel’s processors code-named Conroe, Merom and Woodcrest will utilize a new micro-architecture with shorter pipeline and high performance per clock ratio. The new processors will feature 14-stages pipeline, down from 31 or more stages found in current Intel Pentium (Prescott) designs, 4-issue out-of-order execution engine as well as improved performance of the floating-point unit (FPU). Also, the new chips and platforms on their base will also feature capabilities like virtualization, LaGrande technology, x86-64 in addition to EDB, EIST and iAMT2.

Officials for Intel did not comment for the news-story.

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 04/04/06 11:04:57 AM
Latest comment: 04/04/06 11:04:57 AM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia