Core 2 Duo to shake things up

Core 2 Duo to shake things up

Intel's Core 2 Duo launch isn't far away (we can't say when, but rest assured, it'll be soon). These next-generation dual-core desktop processors are certain to shake up the PC landscape. To wit, AMD says it will cut prices on its current high-end desktop CPUs to remain competitive until it can ready its next-generation 65nm processors. Prices of Socket AM2 processors could be slashed by up to 50 percent. Meanwhile, Michael Dell states that the Dell XPS 700 will offer an overclocked Core 2 Extreme processor the moment Intel makes the chip available. And we pledge to have full reviews complete with benchmark figures the second the Core 2 Duo chips are announced. Stay tuned...

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