Intel quad-core Kentsfield to be named Core 2 Quadro

DigiTimes is reporting that Intel is expected to name the new Kentsfield quad core processor, "Core 2 Quadro".  According to leading Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers, first shipments of these CPU's are expected to begin around the November time frame.  The first CPU to ship will be an Extreme version titled the Core 2 Extreme QX6700.

The QX6700, which will be clocked at 2.66 GHz, will target the high-end gaming market as well as to counter AMD's fourth quarter introduction of its Socket-AM2 Athlon 64 FX-64 CPU (3.0 GHz core speed, 2x1MB L2 cache), the sources noted.

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