Yeah the E6600 basically hasn't been released yet, as far as I can tell here in Canada's Largest City.
My local distributor had the E6600 up on the 'board' as being ETA Sat. Aug.26/06 (TODAY! wake up, Ogs :^) but I checked and it is a no-show.
I did notice that it went up $35 bucks though... LoL
No new ETA listed, it's 'backorder-unknown' now.
Edit: it is now officially ETA 'unknown-allocated'.
Hey grab the E6400 - I've had mine for weeks now, it's great, inexpensive too.
I'm getting single-vidcard numbers like 10985 in 3DMark '05...
But this whole new Intel thing is the Platform, it's not the CPU per se but it's the new killa FSB - the whole rig is just quick. (You AMD HyperTransport guys know what I'm talkin' about.) A very competent platform with even the smallest CPU.
Sure 2.4GHz is faster but mine comes up ~2.2GHz on the AB9 (default! I woulda had to set it to 2.13GHz manually LoL, forget that).
But I'll tell you right now, that E6600 will be bloody FAST if the big cache really helps it and it's faster than mine, heheh...