2007 is the year where technologies like DX10 and quad-core processors proliferate the market as software like Microsoft Vista and next generation games/applications take center stage. Setting the pace of the CPU industry right from the start of the year is Intel and its new Core 2 Quad Q6600:
At the moment, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor is available at just over US$850. Still pricey, but for high-end enthusiasts looking to future-proof their system with a quad-core processor at a slightly lower entry point, and perhaps overclock them, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 is just the ticket they’ve been waiting for.
The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 and the X6800 both still remain at US$999 as a point of comparison. If the current roadmap forecasts still hold true, expect to see an even lower clocked version of the quad-core processor later this year.
Published in: CPUs & Chipsets on 2007-02-05