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Another Conroe surprise...this time for the extreme budget.

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July 18, 2006 7:16:07 PM

Here's an intersting article disucssing yet another Conroe processor, the E4300. This one is slated for the extreme budget, although we don't know exactly what the official price will be, it likely is intended to square off with the Semperon market.

Cores = 2
Clock = 1.8 GHz
Cache = 2mb
FSB = 800 MHz
Price < E6300 @ $183

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3372

Looking forward to seeing how this fits into the price/value equation...
July 18, 2006 7:20:23 PM

The new 805D?
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July 18, 2006 7:21:29 PM

Yep, read that article earlier today. Looks like the E4200 bites the dust even before it has a chance to released.

The Conroe-L will be Intel's primary "budget" CPU since they plan on killing off the Celery series. It should be interesting for those budget minded people who don't need loads of raw CPU power.
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July 18, 2006 7:29:03 PM

...and since it's Core2, it should have some reasonable OC potential as well.
July 18, 2006 7:48:39 PM

Intel needs a "cheapie". Throw in a cheap IGP motherboard and a "value" or limited Windows edition, and try to get as much market penetration into emerging countries (China, India, et.) as you can.
The profit may be small, but the potential customer base may be in the billions.

Might also be a good option for clearing out the old Netburst chips.
July 18, 2006 7:56:31 PM

What, so it's going to be a 9x200mhz multiplier? That's not going to be such an OC beast as a D805 clockspeed-wise.
July 18, 2006 8:10:41 PM

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What, so it's going to be a 9x200mhz multiplier? That's not going to be such an OC beast as a D805 clockspeed-wise.


Given that, what would you estimate the OC potenial to be? ...just looking for a guesstimate.
July 18, 2006 8:40:45 PM

Well work it out - what's nine times whatever extra MHZ you can squeeze out of the RAM. Not exactly the 20x you can get out of a D805.
July 18, 2006 8:52:15 PM

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The new 805D?


You mean they are fitting it with a blowtorch?
July 18, 2006 9:05:37 PM

Motherboard cost would be a consideration also. I've heard that a lot of core2 boards are kind of expensive, maybe just because there aren't many out yet, maybe for some other reason.

No facts, just speculation.
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