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It looks like this hot summer will become more bearable for us regular folks, thanks to a couple of initiatives coming from some of the biggest hardware manufacturers. As you might know, AMD and NVIDIA have already started to downsize the price tags for their graphics cards lineups, and Intel is soon to get in the game of price cuts as well. However, since Intel is not yet a competitor in the discrete graphics department, it can only lower the prices for the central processing units.

Initially, it was said that Intel's CPUs would see the first price cut come August 10, but according to recent reports, it seems the company can’t wait until then. This basically means that Intel's fans should be on the lookout for much cheaper processors staring with July 20. The news isn't yet confirmed and the exact numbers haven’t been made public so far, but computer users should definitely have something to wait for - according to sources, the July price cuts should affect both boxed and tray processors. As a matter of fact, the 45nm dual cores are said to be the ones that will most suffer from the price cuts.

Intel's lowest 45nm Intel Core 2 processor, which has a core speed of 2.53 and comes with 3MB of L2 cache, is among the products that will come cheaper this summer. Along with it, the top E8500 model, as well as other Intel Core 2 Duo processors are expected to come with lower price tags even before the end of this month. These CPUs are targeted to the mid-range market which, in turn, means that most computer users will benefit from the rumored price cuts, if they do materialize.

So, if you are planning on acquiring a new computer system, or just on upgrading you current desktop rig to these 45nm-manufactured processors, then maybe the wisest thing to do would be to just wait a bit more. If all goes as rumored, you will end up with better technology for less the money. And, even if all of the above is not yet confirmed, the end of the month is just around the corner, as they say, and we will know soon enough.
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No news about a possible Q9650 to save me getting a QX9650?
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<Marks date on calendar>

That's what I've been waiting for, the last piece of the puzzle before I start ordering. Q9550 + Radeon 4870, here I come. (Unless I talk myself into a 4870 X2 between now and the 20th, anyway.)
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Cool, I'll definitely be upgrading to a 45nm CPU soon then.
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Wow.
Will wait till then, see if it means I can afford something else.
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I heard this awhile ago, so I put off buying my quad core CPU for my server that I am building. I just wish I would have know before I bought my E8400
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i almost had a 8400 for about 130 bucks but i waited and got a quad sold it then got this quad
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i almost had a 8400 for about 130 bucks but i waited and got a quad sold it then got this quad
whe3ls,

I know this is way off-topic. But I just have to ask. That brown thing in your avater with those teeth. What. The. F**k is it ?? I've seen that thing emerge many years ago in a picture where it chased a kitten. Ever since I've seen it pop up at various places. But this forum seems litterally infested with these brown fellas.

Any PMs explaining that brown thing to me appreciated, so we don't need to clutter this threat with off-topic babble. Thanks
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Dang, I just bought an e8400 this morning for 140
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whe3ls,

I know this is way off-topic. But I just have to ask. That brown thing in your avater with those teeth. What. The. F**k is it ?? I've seen that thing emerge many years ago in a picture where it chased a kitten. Ever since I've seen it pop up at various places. But this forum seems litterally infested with these brown fellas.

Any PMs explaining that brown thing to me appreciated, so we don't need to clutter this threat with off-topic babble. Thanks
They're domo-kuns. Please, think of the kittens!
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