Intel Slashing Prices

Intel seems to be quite weary of AMD's new line of processors as it appears it has pushed forward its planned price cuts. While it had been widely expected that Intel would announce price cuts in late August or early September, it is now claimed that those price cuts will take place on July 22.

According to PCStats, these price cuts will be quite impressive and one example used quotes the Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB) processor, released in March of this year. On July 22 that particular processor will be 68.7 per cent cheaper since launch and will be available for a mere USD 266. A new model, the Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB), will also be introduced at USD 530.

On July 22, three Core 2 Duo 6050 chips will be introduced and will feature competitive prices. The three new models, E6550 (2.33GHz), E6750 (2.66GHz), and E6850 (3GHz)(all featuring 1333 MHz FSB), will be priced at USD 266, USD 183 and USD 163 respectively. Additionally the E4400 value chip will see its price drop to USD 113 while a new processor, the E4500, will launch and will feature 2.2GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB, all for USD 133.

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Intel Slashing Prices

lol, i was happy with my amd 4400+ X2 (dfi modded, sli 7800gtx 512) and now i guess i will have my second intel based pc =))lol i remember how much of a hardcore processor that good old PIII was =)

Intel Slashing Prices

looool it amuses me how idiots like 1 below me ask their momma and daddy to buy em PC so they could study better and then go tell all their nonexistant friends, which ultimately drives em to places like this about their awesome rig. YEEY!

Intel Slashing Prices

Nice for those who are gonna buy.Me, well i bought E6600 in january and am in no need of a quad core atm seeing as this cpu clocks to 3.5ghz on air and rips through everything i throw at it.Cant see me needing an upgrade in quite a while.

Intel Slashing Prices

Man, Q6600 and E6850 for the same price. Hmn... tough decision, right? (Quad-core, 2.4GHz, 2x4Mb L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB against Dual-core, 3GHz, 2x2Mb L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB).I like to think more like this: Q6600 for decoding, programming, Workstation stuff. E6850 for serious gaming (although some benchies showed Q6600 better scores in O/Cing and gaming.Oh, right, there is a small mistake on this article. You switched prices of the 1333MHz CPUs (E6850 for less than $200? Heart attack, heart attack).

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