Intel officially unveiled the names of the next Conroe and Merom processors that are respectively intended for desktop and laptop computers and are both based on Intel’s core architecture: Core 2 Duo.
The server version of the Core architecture, which should to be released end of June, will apparently keep the name Xeon. You will find in this news the expected characteristics of the different version (frequency, cache, FSB, price) within these three product lines.
The desktop line, that should be release during the fist half of this summer, will include additionally to the « Core 2 Duo » clocked up to 2.66 GHz, a « Core 2 Extreme » clocked at 3.0 or even maybe 3.3 GHz. Of course, as usual, more than the performances this is price gap compared to the “standard” version that will be… extreme.
We could reproach to Intel the architecture / CPU denomination mix that might be a little confusing for non enthusiast users: Core 2 Duo are based on what Intel calls Core architecture, but the Core Duo aren’t.