Intel Levies Heavy CPU Price Reductions

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Dave_HH Posted: Mon, Apr 21 2008 10:18 PM

Good news, for those of you looking for a better deal in CPUs, came across the wire today from Intel. New price reductions have been announced and one could say they're taking price points down to bargain-basement levels in some spots, with cost savings ranging from 12% to a whopping 50% on the Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz processor.  This pricing represents major reductions across both 45nm and 65nm CPU families in both their desktop, value and workstation/server lineup.  This move will definitely turn up the burners on rival AMD. Read 'em and weep...

  Previous Price New Price Cost Savings

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6700 (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

$530

$266

50%

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

$266

$224

16%

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8300 (6M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

-

$163

0%

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7200 (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

-

$133

0%

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6850 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

$266

$183

31%

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4600 (2M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

$133

$113

15%

Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E2200
(1M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

$84

$74

12%

Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E2180
(1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

$74

$64

14%

Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor E1400
(512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

-

$53

0%

Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor E1200
(512K Cache, 1.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

$53

$43

19%

Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 (512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

$53

$44

17%

Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 (512K Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

$44

$34

23%

Intel® Celeron® Processor 570 (1M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

-

$134

0%

Intel® Celeron® Processor 560 (1M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

$134

$107

20%

Intel® Celeron® Processor 550 (1M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

$107

$86

20%

Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X3230 (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

$530

$266

50%

Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X3220 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

$266

$224

16%

Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 3085 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

$266

$188

29%


B3 Phenoms are going to have a tougher time competing with various Core 2 Quad chips at these price points; the Core 2 Quad Q6600 leading the charge at $224.

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ice_73 replied on Mon, Apr 21 2008 11:10 PM

wow... unless i win a new rig here for college, looks like ill be getting an intel rig.

even though i love amd ... i cant deny intel is the solid performer here. lord oh lord....  quad for around 200!!! i remember when one core was great, and dual were over 500... jesus the cheapest amd dual core was 299.....

intel is really putting the pressure on amd...

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Wow.  They are really putting the stranglehold on AMD now.  Though the Q6700 was wildly overpriced for a long time, I'm surprised it took them this long to drop the price - there's no way it sold well.  GG AMD.  I'm a fanboy, but if I plan to upgrade my system soon these low prices are making some good points.  I hope that once AMD is out of the game Intel continues to keep prices low like this.

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can anyone say upgrade!?!?!?!

Q6700 for $266... that is something I need to look in to :)

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 those quadies keep droping i just might get one...

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I really like the new price of the Q6700 cpu 

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RyuGTX replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 2:29 PM

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 those quadies keep droping i just might get one...

 

Yes, very tempting...

But I'm still pretty satisfied with my E6300. I think it would be best for me to wait for either Nehalem or it's die shrunked revision.

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Ardy22 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 2:53 PM

How soon will online vendors reflect these price changes? 

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Q6700 is $289.99 at Newegg right now, so that's close.  The E6850 is also only slightly above the new price drop.  The Q6600 is exactly at the new dropped price.  So I'd say it's in effect now, more or less.  But for those CPUs slightly overpriced it might be wise to wait a bit and see if they drop.

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Dev replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 6:39 PM

 I'm still stuck with a AMD 3700+, The problem for me to upgrade is the invisible cost. A new motherboard and new RAM aren't cheap either. I doubt AMD is going to go bust, still Intel's dominance is gaining solidarity.

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The best quad to get is the Q6600 currently,because the 45nm quads had problems with the supplies and their price grew unnaturally. 

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RyuGTX replied on Thu, Apr 24 2008 11:34 AM

 Q6600 for $200 @ Frys.com (Link)

My roommate bought one 2 weeks ago. The price dropped to $180 on 16th and now it is back up to $200. 

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Tell your roommate to stop buying..that is why the price went back up ! Just kidding ! Stick out tongue

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