Intel's Price Reduction on July 22

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Intel's Price Reduction on July 22

Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon May 14, 2007 9:41 pm

New price cuts are a coming............ :shock:
While AMD AM2+ processors are due out this summer, Intel announced another plan on price reduction just 3 months after the previous drop on April 22. With a remarkable cut at 50%, AMD is facing another harsh battle with Intel.

As reported before, Intel has had hinted a price drop in Q3, expecting a second price drop someday in August and September. However, the exact date turns out surprisingly on July 22 as the first hand information we have received. undoubtfully, the move give certain impact on the sales of AMD processors. Not until the release of next-generation AM2+ processors, it’s hard for AMD to get profit from their existing products.

In the most updated plan, Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB) will be further cut to $266, a second drop within 4 months since its release on March with 68.7% accumulated price drop. For the original price segment of Core 2 Quad Q6600, now it will be replaced by a new model Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB), pricing at $530.

For the mainstream desktop processors, while Core 2 Duo E6000 family has no price update information at this moment, its relatives, Core 2 Duo 6050 family which features 1333MHz FSB releasing on July 22, has got a very impressive price advantage. The 3 models including E6550 (2.33GHz), E6750 (2.66GHz), and E6850 (3GHz) are only priced at $266, $183, and $163, around 40% cheaper than its 1066MHz version. Together with the new release of Bearlake featuring 1333MHz FSB, the both releases are expected to have great sales.

For the Value segment, Core 2 Duo E4500 will be a new release on July 22. Featuring 2.2GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB, its price is set at $133, while E4400 will further drop to $113.
http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/itnews.php?...me=0&endtime=0
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Post by DMB2000uk » Mon May 14, 2007 9:49 pm

I want the 3JigaHertz E4400.

But wow, that's a hefty price drop for the Q6600

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Post by SethC » Mon May 14, 2007 9:49 pm

Yikes.

I think I may just wait two months for the price drop on the E6400. Should there not be any, one of the others look quite attractive for that amount of cash.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Mon May 14, 2007 10:52 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Freaking just bought a qx6700 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh well goes with the territory!
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Post by prozac26 » Tue May 15, 2007 6:44 pm

Those are great prices.

Wow. :shock:

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Post by Zertz » Tue May 15, 2007 7:28 pm

Unless Barcelona is really good, a Q6600 at that price is VERY interesting :roll:

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 15, 2007 7:29 pm

Q6600 for $266 is almost too good to be true....

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Post by werty316 » Tue May 15, 2007 7:50 pm

A quadcore for $266 is quite sweet.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue May 15, 2007 9:40 pm

Anybody want to buy me a Q6600 for my birthday on the 22 of July.................. :shock:

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Post by odie2190 » Tue May 15, 2007 11:26 pm

wow. i hope that mobo i won can support quad core :)
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Post by dkarko » Thu May 17, 2007 12:45 am

SethC wrote:Yikes.

I think I may just wait two months for the price drop on the E6400. Should there not be any, one of the others look quite attractive for that amount of cash.
What can you say.. I bought the E4300 before the previous price cuts..
Even though it is a cheap one i was shocked to see it almost half price 2 weeks after! :(

266$ for 2x E6600's in a chip is a dream.. It tempts me to upgrade again...

Btw i read though that E4400 doesnt overclock well (comparing to 4300 and 6xxx).

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Post by maj0r_pawnage » Thu May 17, 2007 6:12 am

wowzers look at those prices! bye bye e6300!
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu May 17, 2007 8:25 am

odie2190 wrote:wow. i hope that mobo i won can support quad core :)
sorry bud it doesnt :? sucks but at least you'll be able to get a high-end C2D chip for WAY cheaper! :supz:
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Post by kenc51 » Thu May 17, 2007 11:42 am

Aren't these prices wholesale, ie. only if you buy a tray of 1000 (OEM) chips.

Retail prices will be higher!

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Post by mongol05 » Fri May 18, 2007 8:22 am

Does anyone know if there will be price drops on mobile processors? I bought my fiance a Core Duo and was waiting for Core 2s to drop before upgrading her.
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Post by prozac26 » Sun May 20, 2007 12:30 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Q6600 for $266 is almost too good to be true....
:lol: :lol:

Yea, considering I payed like $200 for my E6300. :evil:

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Post by slugbug » Sun May 20, 2007 12:46 pm

Maybe we'll see some upcoming contests with Q6600s as the prizes :roll:

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sun May 20, 2007 1:13 pm

kenc51 wrote:Aren't these prices wholesale, ie. only if you buy a tray of 1000 (OEM) chips.

Retail prices will be higher!
Not by much if history repeats it's self again like it did with the last price cuts............. 8)

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Post by skier » Sun May 20, 2007 1:46 pm

quite the drop there,

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sun May 20, 2007 4:36 pm

kenc51 wrote:Aren't these prices wholesale, ie. only if you buy a tray of 1000 (OEM) chips.

Retail prices will be higher!
TRUE!! Im sure (hope) that is what the case is
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