Q6600 (Quad Core, 2.4Ghz) at ZipZoomFly.
Perhaps this drops the prices of current Dual-Cores? They might become interesting when the price drops the the predicted Q2 levels. It would put the Q6600 just above the price of the E6700. Even if the E6700's price drops, it would put it next to the 2.13Ghz X3210.
Given the choice between a 2.13Ghz Quad Core, and a 2.66Ghz Dual Core, for the same price, which would you pick? Note that the QC is no overclocking slouch.
Sounds like the old argument of "You can overclock a Dual Core to Single Core speeds, but can't overclock a Single Core to Dual Core speeds" might be making a comeback.
But I've gotta admit, besides the extra raw power, there isn't much for Quad Cores to do currently. Seeing as not even Dual Cores have been correctly implemented in games, Quad Cores seem like a bit overoptimistic.
Then again, the only difference between this situation and the Single->Dual one is that we have the Dual Cores in the middle to show that there has been little improvement in the support arena. Other than that, the situation is exactly the same, and I think that the acceptance might take the same route as before. Not to mention that support for multi-core processors seems to be growing exponentially. I know many games, and game engines, are starting to support multi-core processors. While everyone may not be a fan of the suspense genre, Alan Wake is one widely-publicized game that's going to use the full power of 4 cores. I also know that Crysis is going to have support for multi-core CPUs.
PS. It may be a hard launch, but if it isn't on Newegg, it doesn't exist.