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Intel Launching Cheap Quad Core Processors to Battle Budget AMD Triple Cores

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Digitimes is reporting that Intel is about to pop a series of cheap quad core processors (Q8000) to slap back at AMD's budget triple core offerings. The first will be the Core 2 Quad 8200, which'll run at 2.33GHz with a 4MB L2 cache, supporting a front-side bus of up to 1333MHz for around $200. Difference between these and standard Q9000 series is that these don't support Intel's Trusted Execution or Virtualization Technology.

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These seem kinda redundant, since you can pick up a Core 2 Quad 6600 for that much (or the newer 45nm Q9300 for not a whole lot more), both of which trounced AMD's fastest quad core in benchmarks. And AMD's triple cores ain't exactly anything to sing about to begin with. [DigiTimes via Tech Report]

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AMD doesn't do as bad as it seems. When they do make money, it's enough to wipe the previous three years of debt away. I worked there for 6 years and it's a continuous cycle that hasn't changed in 20 years. I do wish they'd get back on top though and put intel in their place. Too much of a gap means higher prices for us.