“Intel Corp. unveiled its new Core 2 Duo processor lineup today, increasing the pressure on rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. The 10 new dual-core chips promise markedly better performance and greater energy efficiency than Intel’s existing products,” Sumner Lemon and Ben Ames report for IDG News Service.
Lemon and Ames report, “The Core 2 Duo launch has been billed as Intel’s most significant since the introduction of the original Pentium processor in 1993. The introduction comes at a crucial moment. Intel executives have watched AMD expand its share of the processor market in recent quarters, and they want to reclaim the lost ground. ‘We’re really bullish on Core 2 Duo, and we believe that it’s going to enable us to grow a significant amount of [market] share over the second half of the year. That’s our goal,’ said Tim Bailey, director of platform marketing at Intel Asia-Pacific.”
Lemon and Ames report, “Among the chips announced by Intel are five processors designed for laptops and five desktop chips, including the high-end Core 2 Extreme processor for gamers. Pricing for the desktop chips ranges from $183 for the 1.86-GHz Core 2 Duo E6300 to $999 for the 2.93-GHz Core 2 Extreme X6800. Pricing for the mobile chips was not available.”
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