Initially, the new 1333MHz FSB dual-core processors will co-exist with Intel’s current Core 2 Duo processors, as chipsets supporting the older bus speed are still prevalent. However, as production on the P35 chipset ramps up and sales increase, the CPUs will start to disappear from the shelves.
Intel hasn’t officially announced pricing for the Core 2 Duo E6750 or any of its upcoming 1333MHz FSB dual-core processors, but if rumours are to be believed
, the Core 2 Duo E6850 may be as cheap as $266 (in 1000-unit trays) when it launches.
That’s not only faster and almost 75 percent cheaper than the Core 2 Extreme X6800, it’s also cheaper than the Core 2 Duo E6700. That bodes well for the Core 2 Duo E6750, and should give an indication of the kind of price cuts Intel is planning later in the year.
The E6540 and E6550 are both 1333MHz FSB processors clocked at the same speed, and the only difference is that Intel TXT isn't enabled. Intel TXT, or Trusted Execution Technology, will be included on the E6850, E6750 and E6550 as standard and is a key component on Intel's safer computing initiative, although it's rumoured
that this will not be featured on the upcoming Yorkfield processors.
Without further ado, lets have a look at how the Core 2 Duo E6750 performs...