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Old June 13, 2007, 10:15 AM
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Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker, will slash its prices even further in its ongoing market share battle with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Intel will cut prices of its Core 2 Quad processor by 50% on July 22, according to an Intel document given to clients and reported on Bloomberg. The Core 2 Quad chips were introduced in November to run servers and the most expensive personal computers and sell for $530 each. Intel also told customers it plans to reduce prices of some Core 2 Duo chips by 24%-32 % on Sept. 2, according to the document.
Some analysts feel the price reductions are too drastic, but others downplayed the move. “Especially in the PC segment, price cuts, even dramatic ones, are par for the course,'' Brian Piccioni, a Toronto-based analyst for BMO Capital Markets said. “So this is not particularly surprising or ominous.''
The Intel move comes a week after AMD’s Henri Richard, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, vowed to “resume a more robust market share. You'll see us rebound for sure," he said in a recent Reuters report from the sidelines of the Computex computer show. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD is banking on its next-generation Barcelona chip, due out later this year, to hit back against Intel in its market share battle. In late May, AMD announced that Toshiba would be using AMD chips in laptops both in the U.S. and European markets.

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Old June 13, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Why do I feel a massive shortage of these cheap quad cores is going to coincide with the price cuts. I makes no sense to cut them down to the price of dual cores and wait 2-3 months to cut the dual core prices. I smell fish.
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Old June 13, 2007, 01:32 PM
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I am sure part of their strategy it to get them into the oem channels ahead of amd.

Hopefully there will be enuf retail supply for those that are anxious to get them ... like the folding community, people that do a lot of video encoding etc.
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Old June 13, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Weee! My birthday is on July 23rd. Do i see a Quad core coming down ?

I think it's real.
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me wants a quad core
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How the hell you guys have so much money for pc parts?
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How the hell you guys have so much money for pc parts?
beg, borrow, sell myself cheap
that and VISA !!
but seriously, if june 22 is the date they decide to drop prices, how long before you are actually going to see the price difference on the retail level?
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probably A few days to a week or two.
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beg, borrow, sell myself cheap
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but seriously, if june 22 is the date they decide to drop prices, how long before you are actually going to see the price difference on the retail level?
July my friend, July! LOL

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when i mentioned July 22 a few weeks ago to a manager in a local retail store (PC Village), he said the date he had heard was July 14. On the last intel price cuts they did do it earlier than other local retailers i use in the gta.
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