Conroe E6300 (2 core, Core architecture, also called Allendale): starting from 168,000 Won in SK, around US$180 in the US, cheapest motherboards start from a little under US$100
Dempsey 5030 (2 core, may be used in dual CPU config making 2 threads x 2 cores x 2 processors = 8 threads): starting from 181,000 Won in SK, around US$150 in the US, cheapest motherboards start from about US$300
Woodcrest 5110 (2 core, 4 threads, Core architecture, also supporting dual CPU config): starting from 275,000 Won in SK, around US$230 in the US, motherboard supports nearly same as Dempsey
Kentsfield (2 x 2 core, Core architecture, basically 2 x Conroe in one): will probably cost from US$500 to US$1,000 at the time of release to retail, some motherboards for Conroe already support Kentsfield
Clovertown ( 2 x 2 core, Core architecture, basically 2 x Woodcrest in one, supports dual CPU config): will probably also cost as much as Kentsfield, some motherboards for Woodcrest probably also support Clovertown
Q 1. Why buy an “Extreme” Conroe when you can have more power from dual Woodcrest’s or even ES (engineering sample) Kentsfield or ES Clovertown right now?
Q 2. Would a Kentsfield at 3GHz surpass a moderately overclocked E6600 or E6800?
In South Korea (danawa.co.kr which shows some of the lowest price points in the domestic market), a Conroe E6300 costs less than a Dempsey 5030 while 5030 is cheaper than E6300 in the United States (newegg.com.) I noticed there’s even a US$299 Gigabyte motherboard for Woodcrest at newegg.com.