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Intel ships faster 2.33GHz Core Duo

updated 07:20 pm EDT, Wed June 28, 2006

Faster Core Duo CPU

Intel this week is expected to begin shipping a faster version of its Core Duo processors, which are currently shipping Apple's line of Intel-based Macs as well as other PCs. Following the company's Woodcrest Xeon processor annnouncement earlier this week, the company will begin shipping the new Core Duo T2700, a 2.33GHz dual-core 65nm Yonah-based CPU, specifically targeted for high end notebooks and desktop replacement (DTR) devices. DailyTech reports that the processor is "already shipping at some retail outlets, and should start showing up in high-end notebooks very soon." The processor will be available for $637 in quantities of 1,000, while the price of the previous high-end 2.16GHz T2600--used in the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro--was reduced to $423 on June 4th. The publication reports that neither the T2600 nor T2700 will receive another discount until the Merom launch later this year. The "Woodcrest" dual-core Xeon 5100 may be used in Apple's forthcoming Intel-based desktops for professionals--replacing one of the company's last PowerPC-based product lines, the Power Mac G5. [updated]

by MacNN Staff




  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sounds like another

    mini-upgrade for the high-end MacBook Pro before they switch to "Merom."

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Xserve is PowerPC too

    How about the Xserve? It is another line of computers made by Apple that still uses a PowerPC processor.

  1. gooser

    Joined: Dec 1969


    summer heat

    oi but will they run any cooler?

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What a year

    Boy would it have sucked to be stuck with PowerPC this year, now that intel is increasing speed and performance practically every month now.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    powerpc is bad why?

    Just because you're d*** is 2" and you compensate with the fastest processor does not mean the rest of us need to have an increased 600Mhz clock speed "just beacuse." My 400Mhz Ti is still working quite wonderfully for all that I ask it to do, as does the 2002 iMac and the Rev B 1999 iMac sitting down stairs. You upgradeaholics make me so sick.

  1. lmhaffner

    Joined: Dec 1969


    only bad for new...

    PPC is not bad. I have 3 PPC machines that are active as well. I love using all of them. But when I need to buy new machines I like getting my money's worth. OS X plus the new speed Intel is providing is the best of both worlds and makes nearly painless to keep buying Apple in the future.

    Some of us do use our Macs for work beyond the internet and day-to-day tasks. More speed means less time for me waiting for my jobs to finish when I'm pegging the CPU(s).

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: powepc is bad why?

    No need to compare d*** sizes here, faster is faster. My wifes new Macbook runs circles around my 1.5ghz Powerbook. Everytime I use her computer I'm amazed at how fast universal applications are. There are no delays compared to my Powerbook and Parallels runs Windows XP faster then the 2.4ghz P4 box I have at work. Yet another benefit of Intel, I will NEVER have to buy a PC again!!!!!

    Power PC was not bad, however the G4 stuck in the powerbooks was showing it's age.

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