July 22 has arrived and Core 2 Quad Q6600s for under $300
Intel last week released a new lineup of 1333 MHz front-side bus processors at low price points, but held off price cuts for existing processors until July 22. The day has arrived and Intel price cuts for existing Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors are going into effect at various retailers.
Intel Core 2 Quad
Frequency L2 Cache
QX68002.93 GHz 8MB1066 MHz
Q67002.66 GHz 8MB1066 MHz
Q66002.40 GHz 8MB1066 MHz
Intelâ€™s star for this round of price cuts is the quad-core Core 2 Quad Q6600. The price cut cuts the Core 2 Quad Q6600 price in half to $266 per processor, in 1,000-unit quantities, from the existing $530 price. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is the only sub-$300 quad-core processor available on the market. Intel has positioned the Core 2 Quad Q6700, which launched last week, at the $530 price point.