New Core 2 Duo mobile in October

jemmX

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Intel plans to start offering an entry-level Core 2 Duo processor, the T5200, for OEM notebook makers in October, in order to compete with AMD's entry-level Mobile Turion 64x2 CPUs, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.

The planned launch of the T5200 CPU, which is not on Intel's initial roadmap for its Merom-series processors, apparently follows a previous Intel practice, when it launched two "unofficial" Core Duo CPUs, the T2250 and T2050, in June for the entry-level notebook segment, the sources noted.

The T5200 CPU, which will pair with Intel's 945 chipsets, will gradually take over the role currently being filled by the T2250 and T2050, the sources indicated.

In addition, the T5200 should be available at a price much lower than the current Core 2 Duo T5500 and T5600, which are priced at US$209 and US$241, respectively, the sources indicated.

Source: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20060913A7042.html
 

generik

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Wow... and the Mac Mini is still using that pathetic old chip, all the more reason to hold out.

What speed is this chip supposed to run at?
 

jemmX

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I think with this news, MBP its to close, and a new MB´s we have for christmas.:rolleyes:
 

scott523

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Ah yes something that's more promising for more updates in October. Then again from recent tests, Merom and Yonah doesn't have much performance differences so I still have an option on waiting for the Intel codenamed "Santa Rosa" to be released. :D