Intel's cheap Quad-core Q8300 launching soon

Thursday, October 2, 2008 Leave a Comment

Intel has planned to launch a new cheap Quad core processor called the Q8300.

The Core 2 Quad Q8300 is based on the Yorkfield 45 nm platform. It is clocked at 2.5 GigaHertz, runs at Front Side Bus frequency of 1333 MegaHertz and comes with 4 MegaBytes of cache.

The Q8300 will cost $224 and is expected to be launched after the launch of Core i7 series on November 30, 2008.

Core2Quad Q8300 Specifications:
Speed: 2.50GHz
Cores: 4
Cache Size: 2 x 2MB L2 Cache
Bus Speed: 1333MHz
Manufacturing technology: 45nm
Socket: LGA775
Power TDP: 95W
Price: $224

Update Saturday, October 11, 2008:
Intel will also launch two cheap dual-core processors on the same day, read more about it - Intel's cheap E5300 and E1500 CPU coming soon