According to the folks over at DigiTimes, Intel is currently preparing to launch a few new processors before the end of the month, including a new 45nm-based budget Quad-Core. The Q8200 will carry a frequency of 2.33GHz and a price of $224 per 1,000, so you can expect them to retail for around ~$245 – $250. This will be a Yorkfield-4M chip, representing the 4MB of L2 Cache (2x2MB).
The same CPU will carry similar specs to its higher-end brothers though, with a 1333MHz FSB and 95W TDP. The chip seems like a solid offering overall, but with the Q9300 (6MB Cache, 2.5GHz) only ~$20 more, it makes it a tough decision. But hey, at least there’s choice. It’s hard to discredit that.
Other new processors include the Dual-Core E5200, at 2.5GHz and 2MB L2 Cache and release price of ~$84. Lastly, the Single-Core Celeron 450 will launch at 2.2GHz and ~$53. Unlike the rest of the current Core lineup, this is a 65nm part.
Intel is planning to launch a 45nm quad-core CPU – Core 2 Quad Q8200 with a core frequency of 2.33GHz and price of US$224 in thousand-unit tray quantities by the end of August along with a new dual-core Pentium E5200 CPU at 2.5GHz and US$84. The company will also launch a 65nm Conroe-L-based Celeron 450 CPU at 2.2GHz and US$53, according to sources at motherboard makers.