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What happened to the Core 2 Quad?

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Well, there's still the Q6600 for $265 on Amazon, but apart from that I can't find them anywhere. No I'm not looking to buy one, I'm just confused. Is it because of the i7 and i5 is why it was deactivated on Newegg and Tiger Direct?
post #2 of 25
old tech, that's what happens eventually to all old tech
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lol yeah.. if i could find a cheap quad now i would get it because im getting bottlenecked
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But why would they still keep the Pentium dual cores up for like $45?
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Whoa :O but still, there used to be more than that. plus that's really expensive for old tech
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Intel generally doesn't price drop too much even when they come out with new stuff.
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Everywhere I've found a Core2Quad, it's been hilariously overpriced. So massively overpriced for 1/2 the performance of a 2500k....

Mostly because they are being phased out and theres far cheaper tech now that's more powerful. Maybe this graphic will help:

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post #9 of 25

You'd probably be better off getting an i3-2100 instead of a Q6600. Also.

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I sold an old Q9550 for $250au only 2 weeks ago. And you can get the Sandy Bridge i5's here for $200 and less.
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