Intel Corp. reportedly plans to s *** the introduction of mainstream
single-core microprocessors based on the Core 2 micro-architecture and
reportedly plans to introduce dual-core Pentium E2000 family in
mid-2007 instead to target market segments of mainstream computers,
the reports claim.
The forthcoming Pentium E2000 family will initially consist of two
processors Intel Pentium E2140 (1.60GHz) and Intel Pentium E2160
(1.80GHz) both based on the Conroe 1M core and produced using 65nm
fabrication process, according to a news-story by HKEPC web-site. The
new dual-core chips will have 1MB of unified level-two cache, will be
compatible with 800MHz processor system bus, will support 64-bit
capability, execute disable bit, Intel Enhanced SpeedStep technology
and will have 65W thermal design power.