Intel quad-core ‘Kentsfield’ coming in time for holiday season

“A new version of a roadmap distributed by Intel to its closest partners lists the upcoming quad-core “Kentsfield” as the new flagship of the firm’s desktop processor portfolio. The new Core 2 Extreme will arrive with a clock speed of 2.67 GHz, more L2 cache and substantially higher power consumption,” Wolfgang Gruener reports for TG Daily.

Gruener reports, “If it is only the fastest processor that matters to you, then your 1P dual-core processor system will be outdated by the end of this year. AMD will soon be introducing a 2P platform, called 4×4, with two dual-core processors that transition the company’s high-end offering to the first native quad-core processor scheduled to launch in Q2 or Q3 of next year; Intel’s Kentsfield, which is promised to be available in time for the holiday season, will not be a “native” quad-core since it will combine to dual-core Conroe cores in one package, but it will be the first quad-core processor available on the market.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “The Other Steve” and”LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]


  1. two of those means an 8-core machine, according to my calculations…that’s twice the cores of what is available now. Why buy now, when you can have an 8-core mac pro under your tree for Christmas. Santa knows what I want.

  2. No, Kentsfield is not multi compatible I’m pretty sure. But there’s a new Xeon coming also, so THAT would allow 8 total cores in a Mac Pro. That’s more exciting to me!

    Kentsfield might make a nice quad-core iMac… if it could stay cool enough.

  3. Hmmm, Dual Quad core???

    Is this like a road repair crew? 6 guys standing there watching the 7th work???

    “Yep, I have 12 processors in this thing. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> Of course I only use it to word process. And I only can type at 20 words per minute.” LOL

    4 billion cpu cycles between key strokes!!!


  4. That means 8 cores Macintoes by early 2007…

    What is “Native and non native” quad cores? if you put 2 dual cores cpus into one chip, you still
    have 4 cores, I do not know why they are saying that quad core intel will not be quad core “Native”.

  5. I am here and I FSCKING TOLD YOU!!!

    Now I’m off to find another proxy server in my game of ‘wack a mole banning’ with MDN.

    I could always fire up the onion network and blow MDN out of the water, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing my ip with pedo’s. So I just don’t post here as often and MDN calms down.

    I’m the real cause for change in the Mac online community, just a lot of people don’t know how far my influence streches, but it’s considerable.

    I assume thousands of identities, trolling to security researcher.

    Here I’m actually LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son, also BashingTheScullofIdiots. So I have even fooled MDN again.

    Vista will be your master in 2010. You’ll see. hahahhaa. bye now.

  6. And on top of amazing performance, the Kentsfield has a smooth and mellow menthol taste that’s guaranteed to satisfy! With a air-cooled filter and no special additives, after just one boot you’ll be hooked! Kentsfield, pure pleasure right to the core!

  7. At some point in the (hopefully) near future, software developers (like Adobe) are going to have to start REALLY optimizing their software to take advantage of multi-core/processor computers, since they are quickly becoming the standard. Norm E is pretty dead on with his road repair crew analogy with regards to most existing software.

  8. I am here and I FSCKING TOLD YOU!!! : Mac-Dude


    I don’t know who you are or what your story is but you need to get back on your meds. It sounds to me like the only thing you’re blowing out of the water is your stack. As for how far your influence stretches it sounds to me you measure your influence like someone in prison measures cock, from the ass out.

    go away you are truly annoying…

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