New Core 2 Quad Extreme Chips To Come Sooner Than Expected?

According to the latest roadmap for Intel coming out of Asia, you can expect Intel to refresh its line of quad-core Core 2 Extreme in Q3 of this year. Already? I haven't even jumped on the quad-core bandwagon yet.

The new chip dubbed the QX6800 will be clocked at 2.93GHz with 4MB of L2 cache and a 1066MHz FSB. And I thought my Core 2 Duo E6600 was fast.

Unless you are just itching to have the latest and greatest right now, you might as well wait to buy your QX6700. The new QX6800 will reportedly cost the same as the current QX6700.

Intel to update gaming CPU sooner than thought? [via reghardware]