Apple to use Intel’s new Core 2 Quad ‘s’ processors in new iMacs?

“On Monday, Intel dropped prices on existing desktop Quad-Core processors and introduced three new power-efficient Quad-Core desktop processors,” Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors.

Intel also introduced three power-efficient quad-core chips with the “s” moniker. The Core 2 Quad Q9550s processor includes 12MB of L2 cache, runs at 2.83GHz and draws 65 watts of power. The chips are priced at $369. The chip is power-efficient version of the Core 2 Quad Q9550 chip, which draws 95 watts of power.

Intel also introduced the Core 2 Quad Q9400s processor, which runs at 2.66GHz, and the Core 2 Quad Q8200s, which runs at 2.33GHz. This chips are priced at $320 and $245 respectively.

Kim reports, “According to a report from November, Apple was said to be specifically waiting for these Quad-Core processors to launch new machines. “

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