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neweggs pricing of the newest kennys.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Core+2+Extreme

if this has been posted already, sorry!

But that is just rediculous! $1400 for the qx6850!

does the extra 600mhz over a q6600 really justify a $1000 price hike? hell no, in my opinion
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It's about the unlocked multiplier. Unlocked up and down.
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What is funny is that it costs intel more money to lock the multiplier. So theoretically, the locked chips should cost more since they require more work.
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But that's not how the market works.
Adding a feature = more money.

Also, I doubt the costs of developing the architecture and manufacturing comes up to what they make.. the price could probably be a lot lower.
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holy mac, yeah just get a q6600 or even qx6700 and oc it to that level.

still super cool of intel for the ultra enthusiast market
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But that's not how the market works.
Adding a feature = more money.

Also, I doubt the costs of developing the architecture and manufacturing comes up to what they make.. the price could probably be a lot lower.
It probably costs no where near $200 to make one of these chips. My 3800 X2 costed me $300 last year, now its like $60 and they're still making money from each chip sold.
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It probably costs no where near $200 to make one of these chips. My 3800 X2 costed me $300 last year, now its under $100 and they're still making money from each chip sold.
lol I got the same thing, paid $300 2 years ago...

the q6600 has a multiplier of 9 and 8 (maybe lower, forgot what was on my friends computer), so it's not locked down.
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All extreme editions are very very very overclockable.
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post #10 of 23
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i love the fact that i can bump up my multiplier 1x and have qx6800 speedz! zomg!

i mean really though, locked or unlocked, i think its still over the top. as i stated before on here. high end gaming has not, and will never be economical for your average user.
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