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post #1 of 13
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Are the prices of all intel CPUs going to drop? I am going to get an E4300 but i was wondering if it is worth holding off until the price drop or if it is only going to drop maybe $5.
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post #2 of 13
the lower end ones will probably drop a little... but not much, just get it now
post #3 of 13
New prices are here.

Don't think the lower end chips are going down.

Buy now if I were you.
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I heard the E4300 is going to be discontinued from this forum as well as multiple others:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/763610.html

According to http://www.pureoverclock.com/story1251.html
The E6700, E6600, E6300, E6320 and E6420 will be discontinued as well as the X6800 later in the year. These E6?50 processors are meant as replacements, as they are not only more powerful but cheaper.

On a side note: they also mention that the E6850 for the same price as the Q6600 is a better choice for gaming, while the Q6600 is better for multimedia related tasks.
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That is a MASSIVE drop for the extremes!
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yeah, didn;t find much on the cheaper models, IMO they are cheap enough, take advantage of the drop and go for a more powerful model?

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Well, I've always gone for Intel's, but we gotta thank AMD for the nice price cuts at Intel Awesome.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fkyx View Post
These E6?50 processors are meant as replacements, as they are not only more powerful but cheaper.
More powerful? Is that true? I thought these 1333FSB CPUs were gonna be your same old C2Ds with lower multis but higher default FSBs. Doesn't that make them the same thing for us OCers?

333 x 8 = 2.66GHz

266 x 10 = 2.66GHz

The latter is better for OCers, though.
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No the 1333FSB CPUs will be better for us OCers thanks to the G0 stepping.
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post #10 of 13
the E6850 is just like the E6600 but with a 1333 fsb instead of the 1066...

9 x 266 = 2.4ghz
9 x 333 = 3.0ghz


with the G0 stepping, more OC potential... The E6850 ES is pretty cool... the unlocked multi leaves lots of room for tweaking... to bad my motherboard doesnt know what to do with all of that chip...
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