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AMD got a little buzz last week when they talked about the bigtime capabilities of their next-generation processors, code-named Barcelona, due out later this year. As usual, Intel doesn't hesitate to ramp up the pressure on their competitor, and is planning huge price cuts on their existing versions of quad-core processors for desktops and servers. According to DailyTech, the price cuts will kick in on July 22nd.
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The first part of the price cuts will center on Intel's quad-core desktop processors. The Q6600, which Intel launched in February, currently sells for $530 in quantities of 1000. When the product was originally launched, it was priced at $851 in quantities of 1000. The next round of price cuts will effectively lower the price to $266. The selling price of the Intel QX6700 will also be lowered, coming in at $530 by the end of July.

Intel is also slashing the prices of its quad core Xeon DP processors. The flagship Xeon DP X5355 will see its introductory $1172 price drop to a more manageable $744. Likewise, Intel's slowest 1333MHz FSB Xeon DP processor will drop to $316 while the Intel's two low-voltage Xeon DP L5320 and L5310 processors will fall to $320 and $273 respectively.
Source: http://www.hothardware.com/News/Inte...ing_AMD_Again/

Article: http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+Readi...rticle7293.htm
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that's nice, but its suck that the price isn't cut now. I mean now!! i want to build a new computer with C2D with e6600, but now i have to wait because of intel sudden movement...damnit, i don't have any gaming computer to play games!!!!
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I love competition! QX6800 here i come!
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I love competition! QX6800 here i come!
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is that Qx6600 worth it ?
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post #6 of 26
Uhm @ 266.00 with new stepping? I guess it depends on what you do with your box in the first place.

I sure wish my Q was priced like that when I bought. =( And it was just as cool as the new ones are gonna be.
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it makes me wonder how hard can you overclock the new ones since they are cooler
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o hey! i'll be able to do F@H, Seti, and have multi-core games running at once at a not-so-high price. that i can dig ^_^ b

if i can get a steady job again, i may have to give C2D a go lol
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Intel must be getting incredibly good yeilds on its 65nm process if they can afford to cut prices so much without taking a loss.

And AMD brags about how their fab technology is better. Numbers speak louder than words in this case.
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o hey! i'll be able to do F@H, Seti, and have multi-core games running at once at a not-so-high price. that i can dig ^_^ b

if i can get a steady job again, i may have to give C2D a go lol
And that is how Intel will conquer. Offer something at an unbeatable price to people who know their stuff. Builders will turn to Intel to increase their profits.

I can't wait til they price the freakin' Penryn cpus man.
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