Intel Quietly Releases Low-Cost Dual-Core, Quad-Core Microprocessors.
Intel Launches Core 2 Duo E5200, Core 2 Quad Q8200 Chips
Intel Corp. this week quietly added two new relatively affordable microprocessors into the lineup. The quad-core processor is likely to eventually substitute previous-generation chips with four cores, whereas the new dual-core product brings the Core 2 Duo brand to the territory of the Pentium dual-core processors, which may mean that in several months time the company will further expand the Core 2 family into the value market segment.
The new microprocessors from Intel are Core 2 Duo E5200 as well as Core 2 Quad Q8200, which are both made using 45nm fabrication process. The new products can hardly open-up performance heights for typical end-users, but are likely to become popular among enthusiasts of overclocking since they work at relatively low clock-speeds Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2.50GHz and 2.33GHz, respectively Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and have comparatively high overclocking potential thanks to 45nm process technology.
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