Huge Price Cuts On Select Intel CPUs

Intel's latest price update revealed price cuts of up to 50% on select quad core processors.

Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz) saw the greatest price shakedown with a 50% price drop from $530 to $266. The quad-core Xeon X3230 (2.66GHz) also saw a 50% cut: from $530 to $266.

The dual-core Xeon 3085 (3GHz) was reduced 29% from $266 to $188, and the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3GHz) was reduced by 31% from $266 to $183.

Pentium dual-core E2200 (2.2GHz) and E2180 (2GHz) were cut 12 percent and 14 percent to $74 and $64, respectively.

Celeron chips also saw some price cuts. The Celeron 430 (1.8GHz) was reduced 23 percent from $44 to $34 and the dual-core Celeron E1200 (1.6GHz) fell 19 percent from $53 to $43.

On the same update, Intel also introduced new chips. The Core 2 Duo chips E8300 (6MB cache, 2.83GHz) and the E7200 (3MB cache, 2.53GHz) were announced at $163 and $133, respectively. Intel also announced dual-core Celeron E1400 (2GHz) at a price of $53 and Celeron 570 (2.66GHz) at $134.

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