Intel "Kentsfield" quad-core to be released this year

Written by Luke Ponio    Sunday, 20 August 2006 06:25
Intel's latest roadmap has been unveiled. The "Kentsfield" quad core chip, starting at 2.66Ghz, is scheduled to be released before the end of this year. Kentsfield is basically a Core 2 Duo E6700 with 4 cores instead of 2. Pricing is unfortunately going to be pretty expensive, starting at $999. It will be interesting to see how Intel copes with the heat problems. We all remember the heat problems that the Smithfield Pentium D's had when they were first launched. Cramming four cores into a space where there once was two will be quite a feat. Any bets on how big the stock heatsink will be?