Intel Officially Releases Core 2 Duo Processor

At a press release (which I was invited to, but couldn't attend) at Santa Clara Intel HQ this morning, Intel CEO Paul Otellini outlined the new processors. The Conroe-based E6700, E6600, E6400 and E6300 Core 2 Duo processors rounded-off the desktop line while a Core 2 Duo Extreme X6800 made its debut. In addition, Intel launched their Merom-based mobile chips, the 7600, T7400, T7200, T5600 and T5500. Prices aren't yet set in stone but the Core 2 Duo Extreme X6800 will likely retail for 999.

Intel hopes to abide by an ambitious schedule to ship out 1 million Core 2 Duo processors in the next seven weeks. Hopefully, some of these Core 2 Duo Merom chips will make it into updated MacBook and MacBook Pro's by holiday season as The Apple Core blog predicts.