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Old February 14, 2008, 08:02 AM
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Default Intel to cut its prices on April 20th

Q6700 will be a good price but I wish they would drop a 45nm quad.

Intel plans it usual price cut that will affect mostly the old 65nm parts. On April 20th Intel will cut Core 2 Quad Q6700 from the current $527 suggested retail price to $270. The super popular Q6600 at 2.4GHz will drop from $270 to $229. At the same time, Intel plans to introduce its Core 2 Duo E8300 45nm based CPU with 6MB cache and 2.83GHz clock and it will start selling it for $169.

The Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz CPU with 2MB cache will drop from $139 to $119. Pentium Dual core E2200 with 1MB cache and 2.2GHz clock speed will drop from current $87 to $77. Dual Core E2180 clocked at 2.0GHz clock will drop from current $77 to $67.

The last two price cuts will affect the Celeron 440 at 2.0GHz and 512KB cache, it will drop from current $54 to a new low of $45. The last planned price cut affects the Celeron 430 at 1.8GHz 512KB cache and FSB 800MHz. It will drop from current $45 to $35.

All this is expected on April 20th.


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Will the 65nm Extream chips come down as well? I'd like to move up in the world while I wait for Intels Nehalem cores.
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Q3 Afaik.
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Why aren't they releasing the non-extreme desktop 45nm quads yet. Oh well
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I should receive mine the week of Feb 18, a Q9450.
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e4600 @ $119 FTW! Now I can put my little e2180 to sleep and get some better folding with the larger cache. Mwuahahah.
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Wow- what a drop for the q6700. Intel is unstoppable right now and for a long time to come
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yeah Babrbarossa the price drops are amazing despite my last comment. AMD really has its handsfull in the $200+ quad arena now and the more budget cpu (<$140) section where theyve been camping out for a bit now.

Hopefully ill get to start a new position soon and will have some cash to splash
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I dont know how much longer AMD can even stay around. Who in their right mind would buy AMD now that Intel is sooo much faster for the same price.
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At least ATI/AMD has some competition for Nvidia...different market, same company though.
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