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Intel to cut quad core prices on July 22nd

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As we reported before Intel plans to make the big price cuts on the 22nd. Quad core Q6600 dropped to $530 in June and on the 22nd of July this processor will drop to $266 and will sell twice cheaper than it is selling now.

On the same date QX6850 clocked at 3 GHz, 8 MB cache memory and FSB 1333 will be introduced for $999. QX6800 with its 2.93 clock and 1066 MHz FSB will cost the same, again $999.

Q6700 will drop to $530 and the cheapest Q6600 drops to $266 only. The big trouble is that E6850 dual core with FSB 1333 and 4 MB of cache at 3 GHz will cost the same, $266 and it will outperform this slower clocked quad core in most of the games and many other applications.
E6850 and Q6600 for $266!?!?!?! What are they thinking? That's only $66.50 per core for the quad. 4x4 anyone??
    
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post #2 of 57
The E6850 seems a good buy!
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I might buy the E6750. The E6650 has only a 7x multiplier and these are capable of doing ~3.8ghz stable on air.
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AMD FTW!!1!

I just figured I'd start the fonboyism early

Those are pretty sweet prices, I wish I wasn't so adamant about not buying Intel now...
    
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Arrrrrr. Do I go q6600 or e6850? omg I hate this.
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Great prices, but will they travel across the ocean ???
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Kind of sad that I bought this processor like 7 months ago and its going to be 1/3 what I paid already.
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post #8 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by lanky View Post
Great prices, but will they travel across the ocean ???

They did at the last Intel price drop... Took a few days though.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Kind of sad that I bought this processor like 7 months ago and its going to be 1/3 what I paid already.
haha you should have caught on by now! I want one....but I'm waiting for the next architecture from Intel and AMD
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q6600 or e6850 arg.... i feel like charlie brown when hes trying to kick that football
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