Intel will unveil five models of its 65nm notebook-use Merom processors by the end of July, when the company will also launch its Core 2 Duo Conroe desktop CPUs, according to a July 17 report in the Chinese-language Commercial Times. However, despite the early launch, volume shipments of Merom CPUs are still expected to start in mid-August, following the original schedule, the paper said.

Prices for Intel’s Merom CPUs (US$ prices for 1,000-unit lots)

CPU model name

Core frequency, GHz

FSB frequency, MHz

L2 cache

Price at launch

T7600

2.33

667

4MB

637

T7400

2.16

423

T7200

2.00

294

T5600

1.80

2MB

241

T5500

1.66

209

Intel will unveil five models of its 65nm notebook-use Merom processors by the end of July, when the company will also launch its Core 2 Duo Conroe desktop CPUs, according to a July 17 report in the Chinese-language Commercial Times. However, despite the early launch, volume shipments of Merom CPUs are still expected to start in mid-August, following the original schedule, the paper said.

Prices for Intel’s Merom CPUs (US$ prices for 1,000-unit lots)

CPU model name

Core frequency, GHz

FSB frequency, MHz

L2 cache

Price at launch

T7600

2.33

667

4MB

637

T7400

2.16

423

T7200

2.00

294

T5600

1.80

2MB

241

T5500

1.66

209