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Not a news but bring it up as the pirce cut comes up soon.

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Intel will cut prices of its processors. There are some big price cuts for the old 65nm chips but the price action on the new 45nm processors are just really small:

High-end model that will get reduced in price is the Core 2 Quad Q9550 at 2.83GHz and 12MB cache and it will get 2 dollars cheaper from its current $527 to $525. These are, of course, the wholesale prices. The very popular Core 2 Quad Q9450 at 2.66GHz and 12MB cache will drop from $319 to $317. The Core 2 Quad Q9300 at 2.5GHz and 6MB cache will drop from $270 to $268.

Two older models, the Q6700 with a 2.66GHz clock speed and 8MB cache and a 1066MHz FSB speed will drop from the current $527 to $268. The ultra popular 65nm Kentsfield Q6600 with its 2.4GHz clock and 8MB cache will drop from $250 to $227.

All dual core 45nm E8x0 series Penryn based models will drop $2 and as of next week, the E8500 with 3.16GHz clock 6MB cache and FSB 1333 will drop to $266, the E8400 with a 3GHz clock and 6MB cache and FSB 1333 will drop to $187; and finally, the E8200 clocked at 2.66GHz with 6MB cache and FSB 1333 drops to $167.

The older 65nm E6850 at 3GHz and 4MB cache drops to $266, the E6750 at 2.66GHz and 4MB cache drops to $187, and the E6550 at 2.33GHz and 4MB cache drops to $167.

The 4-series of Core 2 Duo processors will drop slightly in price. Starting with the E4700 with 2.60GHz clock, 800MHz FSB speed and 2MB cache drops $2 to $137, the E4600 with 2.40GHz clock, 800MHz FSB speed and 2MB cache drops from $139 to $117 while the E4500 with 2.20GHz clock 800MHz FSB speed and 2MB cache drops $2 to $117.

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post #2 of 49
wow. The price of the Q6700 got cut in HALF?
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wow. The price of the Q6700 got cut in HALF?
It was never worth the price tag to begin with.
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post #4 of 49
Wow e8400 at 187. Thats awesome! I was expecting more of a price drop for the Q6600 but its still not bad.
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post #5 of 49
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wow. The price of the Q6700 got cut in HALF?
All of the most recent Q6700/Q6600 batches are pretty damn :turd:y.
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It was never worth the price tag to begin with.
10x multi vs 9x multi, it's worth it.
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The very popular Core 2 Quad Q9450 at 2.66GHz and 12MB cache will drop from $319 to $317.
HAHAH wow these drops really suck
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Yeah lol @ $2 drops.
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post #8 of 49
Yayz $2, but no really that Q6700 drop needed to be done and now i might consider that E8400 .
    
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6750 same as 8400? Why?
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10x multi vs 9x multi, it's worth it.
For double the price? Most decent mobos can hit 500 fsb or damn close fairly easily, thats 4.5 ghz max. Who's gonna need to go higher than that with one of these low end quads?
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