Friday, November 28, 2008

Intel Phasing Out Popular Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU In '09

According to reports at DigiTimes Intel will be phasing out their widely popular Q6600 quad core CPU in 2009.

Intel is planning to start phasing out the 65nm Core 2 Quad Q6600 in the first quarter of 2009, prompting several PC and channel vendors to start planning to cut Q6600-product prices to clear their inventory before the end of this year, according to sources at PC vendors.

Intel will issue a product discontinuance notice for the Q6600 in the first quarter next year, and call end-of-lifecycle in the second quarter.

The Q6600 is a very popular CPU among gamers and enthusiasts. The CPU is a strong overclocker and at its current street price of @$190 the quad core CPU is among the best in price to performance ratings.

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