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July 22 has arrived and Core 2 Quad Q6600s for under $300

Intel last week released a new lineup of 1333 MHz front-side bus processors at low price points, but held off price cuts for existing processors until July 22. The day has arrived and Intel price cuts for existing Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors are going into effect at various retailers.

Intel Core 2 Quad
Model
Core
Frequency
L2 Cache
FSBJuly 22
QX6800 2.93 GHz 8MB1066 MHz
$999
Q6700 2.66 GHz 8MB1066 MHz
$530
Q6600 2.40 GHz 8MB 1066 MHz
$266

Intel’s star for this round of price cuts is the quad-core Core 2 Quad Q6600. The price cut cuts the Core 2 Quad Q6600 price in half to $266 per processor, in 1,000-unit quantities, from the existing $530 price. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is the only sub-$300 quad-core processor available on the market. Intel has positioned the Core 2 Quad Q6700, which launched last week, at the $530 price point.

Retailers have adjusted prices of the Core 2 Quad Q6600 accordingly. A quick search for the processor at online retailers shows prices starting at $275. ClubIT, Mwave, Newegg and ZipZoomFly have the processors listed below $300. However, Newegg has already sold out of Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors.

Intel Core 2 Duo
Model
Core
Frequency
L2 Cache
FSBJuly 22
E45002.20 GHz 2MB800 MHz
$133
E44002.00 GHz 2MB  800 MHz
$113

The price cuts also affect Core 2 Duo E4000-sequence processors. Intel’s Core 2 Duo E4400 drops $20 to $113 to make way for a new Core 2 Duo E4500. The new Core 2 Duo E4500 debuts at a $133 price point with a 200 MHz clock speed advantage.

Intel Quad Core Xeon UP
Model
Core
Frequency
L2 Cache
FSBAugust '07
X3230 2.66 GHz8MB 1066 MHz
$530
X3220 2.40 GHz 8MB 1066 MHz
$266
X3210
2.13 GHz 8MB1066 MHz
$224

If the $266 price tag is still a bit too steep, Intel plans to cut prices of its Xeon processor lineup in August. The Xeon price cuts affect quad-core Xeon UP and MP processors. The Intel quad-core Xeon processor lineup includes a 2.13 GHz X3210. Intel plans to drop the price on the Xeon X3210 to $224 come August.



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Except if you live in Canada
By Pessimism on 7/23/2007 9:32:01 AM , Rating: 1
Where vendors continue to gouge. I have found two retailers in the entire country that are honoring the new pricing.




RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Nfarce on 7/23/2007 9:47:06 AM , Rating: 2
What's your definition of "price gouging?" The price of $266 (USD) is wholesale bulk of 1,000. ZZF and NewEgg are charging about 12% more than that at the retail level. Intel didn't have to cut wholesale Q6600 prices by 50%. I never look a gift horse in the mouth, but that's just me.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Pessimism on 7/23/2007 9:51:00 AM , Rating: 1
ZZF and NewEgg are american. I'm talking about local vendors here still selling it for as high as $789 CAD.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By bob661 on 7/23/2007 9:53:46 AM , Rating: 2
Don't you have higher taxes? Wouldn't that account for the price difference?


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Rugar on 7/23/2007 10:11:50 AM , Rating: 2
DAY-UM! The loonie is nearly equal to a dollar now so that's a hell of a markup even on the original $530 MSRP. Just out of curiousity, I went to NCIX and looked up the Canadian price. $630 for a Q6600 still although that's pretty close to the old MSRP. Maybe they'll start dropping their prices over the next few days or so.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Pessimism on 7/23/2007 10:22:07 AM , Rating: 1
NCIX has them for $289CAD IF you click through a link on a flyer they sent out. They are calling the new price a special promotion. There is one other vendor here selling for $319. To answer the previous poster our taxes are added ON TOP of these quoted prices. In Ontario where I am you add 14% to the price.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By gramboh on 7/23/2007 11:25:00 AM , Rating: 2
I've generally found it takes about a week for the price cuts to take effect on local Canadian retailers. It has been improving though.

Directcanada.com (my new favourite for mail order since my last build) is at $289.99CDN

Memoryexpress.com (I use them since they are local) is still at $629.99 and OOS but they are slow to update the website.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/23/2007 1:12:44 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
In Ontario where I am you add 14% to the price.
Don't know why you guys downrated Bob. He was just asking a question. Either way, this answers it.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 6:26:14 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, how clever of you, having two user names. Obviously hubajube=bob661.

You gave yourself away lower on in these comments when you (as bob661) said "They're both still at $300. Not the $275 in the article," and then replied lower down (as hubajube) saying, "I did. That's where I got the prices from..."

Pretty cheesy, if you ask me - defending yourself by creating a new user name.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/23/2007 6:55:06 PM , Rating: 2
I created the other after I forgot the password to the first one (bob661). Then I remembered the pass for bob661 but rarely use it. Cheesy...yes. Do I care? No.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 10:34:21 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I created the other after I forgot the password to the first one (bob661). Then I remembered the pass for bob661 but rarely use it

I'm going to have to call you on that one.

bob661 has posted a total of 467 comments at DailyTech
http://www.dailytech.com/CommentUser.aspx?user=160...

You call 467 comments over the past 18+ months "rarely using it"? I don't understand what incentive you have to lie about that.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By crystal clear on 7/24/2007 12:13:37 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
I don't understand what incentive you have to lie about that.


Thats the trick-

How to rate themselves up & rate YOU & OTHERS down.

How to support their original comment by USING the second the user name

You can have 10s of usernames & HACK the rating system
& the comment system.

Thats the reason I repeatedly said before SCRAP THE RATING SYSTEM.

As for having 10s of username- K.K. should find a solution to STOP IT.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By jtesoro on 7/24/2007 1:09:12 AM , Rating: 2
Wow, using one account to rate up the other. And defending one account with the other. I can think of lots of words for that, and cheesy isn't the worst of it.


By crystal clear on 7/24/2007 1:51:15 AM , Rating: 2
You can thank TOM Z for exposing this !

Tom you are simply great ! Man U got that guy into the corner & gave the K.O. punch.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By crystal clear on 7/24/2007 2:33:02 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Cheesy...yes. Do I care? No.


Kristopher Kubicki-Ed should respond & act on this !

We have people using duo/quad/+++++ USER NAMES-They are CORRUPTING the whole comment system.

Just like multiple cores (2,4,8 etc) similarly we have usernames & the worst part of it-

I AM SURE HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE-THERE ARE MANY MORE LIKE HIM ON THIS SITE !


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Martimus on 7/24/2007 9:42:33 AM , Rating: 3
No offense Crystal Clear, but you take this whole forum thing WAY too seriously. I mean, who really cares if someone rates their own posts up, or defends themself with a different name. It is a little sneaky, but it doesn't change the content of their posts. This is only a message board, and it doesn't affect any meaningful part of your life.

-Martimus


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By crystal clear on 7/24/2007 11:02:39 AM , Rating: 2
Yes accept what you say-no problems with that.

I certainly dont take the forum thing so seriously-but at the same time,one should not treat it (the forum) as some JOKE.

I treat it as an exchange of views & there should be a reasonable element of seriousness(certainly not in their extremes).

Rating certainly dont bother me-either way !

An element of honesty mixed with maturity is needed-A site is rated not only by the quality of articles put up for discussion,but also the quality of comments that it recieves in response.

A MUST READ SITE has the above elements - I mentioned above !

Thats all-its great to be associated with a site that has a good reputation-thats important to me.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/24/2007 12:10:56 PM , Rating: 1
Thing is CC, this place IS a joke and hardly anyone takes it seriously (I don't and if I don't there are others that don't). I come here for the entertainment value. The flaming and ignorance are rampant and I (and some friends) find it quite hilarious. Hell, I even let my friends post under my name just to stir the pot! It's an unmoderated, open forum. What do you expect? Civil discussions? Facts? Please!!!

Occasionally, someone show up that's CLEARLY well informed and well studied but that is RARE and those people STILL get flamed! This place is a joke and I treat it as such.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By cochy on 7/24/2007 1:12:17 PM , Rating: 2
I disagree. I find a lot of useful and informed opinions here.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/24/2007 3:06:15 PM , Rating: 2
cochy,
quote:
Occasionally, someone show up that's CLEARLY well informed and well studied but that is RARE and those people STILL get flamed!
I don't disagree with you BUT like I said, useful and informed is rare here. It's mostly filled with flaming and misinformation.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/24/2007 3:07:00 PM , Rating: 2
cochy,
quote:
Occasionally, someone show up that's CLEARLY well informed and well studied but that is RARE and those people STILL get flamed!
I don't disagree with you BUT like I said, useful and informed is rare here. It's mostly filled with flaming and misinformation.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By cochy on 7/24/2007 11:53:38 PM , Rating: 2
I honestly don't see a lot of flaming. Maybe I tuned it out. But I do find myself reading these threads for very long stretches of time. I only do so cause I find them interesting to read. I don't take any humor value out of DT.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By arazok on 7/24/2007 5:08:03 PM , Rating: 2
So do I...


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By TomZ on 7/24/2007 2:18:40 PM , Rating: 2
Your view is childish and selfish. This is not an unmoderated forum, it is a mostly user-moderated forum. The ability of this forum to basically self-regulate depends to a large extent on the integrity of the ratings system. People creating multiple accounts like you did and using them to manipulate the ratings system detract from the overall quality of the DT web site. Basically the quality of the DT site is what we make it, especially considering that >80% of the content is user-created.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/24/2007 3:14:52 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Your view is childish and selfish.
I might be wrong but I'm definitely not that.
quote:
People creating multiple accounts like you did and using them to manipulate the ratings system detract from the overall quality of the DT web site.
Maybe so but that's part of the joke here. Anyone can come here and do this and I'm 100% certain that I'm not the only one. Hell, you could be doing it too for all I know and using me to distract the multitude of others from their daily flamings of your posts. And I'm sure you will take this opportunity to single me out and use me as a warning to others.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By TomZ on 7/24/2007 4:43:29 PM , Rating: 2
Whatever, dude. Let's all move on.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By arazok on 7/24/2007 4:53:26 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Your view is childish and selfish.

quote:
I might be wrong but I'm definitely not that.


Registering several usernames to manipulate the rating system is childish. Using those same registrations to spoof support is pathetic. Truly.

Are you as big a loser in your personal life as you are on these forums?


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By hubajube on 7/24/2007 7:14:56 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Are you as big a loser in your personal life as you are on these forums?
This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. This place is a joke.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By arazok on 7/25/2007 12:09:53 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. This place is a joke.


Your actions do not agree with your statements. You continue to defend yourself. The fact that you take the time to do this shows you value the opinion of others reading here. If you think this place is a joke, then show it and stop posting.

Loser.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By mindless1 on 7/27/2007 1:39:47 AM , Rating: 2
"Looser", LOL. Pot calls kettle?


By crystal clear on 7/25/2007 6:07:47 AM , Rating: 2


"80% of the content is user-created"

You need games for your console-without games your console is worthless!

Similarly whats DT site without the posters.


By crystal clear on 7/25/2007 2:46:08 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's an unmoderated, open forum. What do you expect? Civil discussions? Facts? Please!!!


I am of the opinion that the very fact it is an open forum & unmoderated as you say,then it becomes a sort of a challenge for each one of us to make it a unique site-responsible/respectable/rich in contents/informative/etc without any supervision

A forum to exchange ideas/opinions/viewpoints in an decent, intelligent manner.

Its in our capacity & responsibility to shape it !

A site is rated not only by the quality of articles put up for discussion,but also the quality of comments that it recieves in response.


You say-The flaming and ignorance are rampant

These are guys who seek attention for themselves through such comments,thats their motive & intentions.

You find them in almost every site ! nothing new indeed.

Plus you have hot heads looking for an outlet to let off their pent up frustrations etc.

If there is a collective response from all on the site to-
simply ignore them & not respond to them they will simply move on to another site .

I think you are very capable of making some very constructive comments without resorting to those tactics.

A little bit of seriousness on your part could change your attitudes.

Give it a try !


By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 7/24/2007 8:33:23 PM , Rating: 2
We're aware of this. Having multiple accounts doesn't actually give you more mod points though. Nor does it let you rate and post at the same time.


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Jerricho24 on 7/29/2007 8:45:19 AM , Rating: 2
I hope you don't hack while gaming online as well cos that would be the proverbial nail in the character's coffin.
I read most of the articles and comment on few as I don,t have the knowledge that some do, it's because of the some that do, that I visit this site!


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By dflynchimp on 7/30/2007 3:00:31 AM , Rating: 2
you rebel scum


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By Oregonian2 on 7/23/2007 1:52:06 PM , Rating: 2
Will Intel refund money for processors already in stock at those vendors that they themselves bought at the old price, or are you suggesting they are gouging if they don't sell it for half of the amount it costed them?


RE: Except if you live in Canada
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 2:31:14 PM , Rating: 2
That's a good point, and I wonder how that works, commercially. For the big players that turn over inventory fast, maybe it's no problem at all, since they are probably receiving weekly or daily re-stocks at new pricing levels. And maybe for the smaller operators, the pre-announced price cuts are sufficient notice for them to manage their inventory so they don't get stuck. Anybody know for sure how this works out?


By mmcdonalataocdotgov on 7/24/2007 10:58:34 AM , Rating: 2
It also depends on when they purchased their current inventory and for how much. If they purchased it all at $1000 per unit, and they are still holding it, then they are not going to be able to sell it at the new price until they purchase new inventory at the lower price. So shop elsewhere. Eventually they may have to take a loss to move it. Pity them.


Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By aurareturn on 7/23/2007 12:35:05 AM , Rating: 5
When ATi(AMD) can't put out a competitive product, Nvidia takes advantage and completely dominants the market with high prices.

When AMD can't output a competitive processor, Intel continues to lower the prices and put out better processors.

I don't care how much you hate Intel and how big Intel his, but right now, they are doing good for the industry.




RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Rampage on 7/23/07, Rating: -1
RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Viditor on 7/23/07, Rating: -1
RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Andrwken on 7/23/2007 2:37:35 AM , Rating: 5
And still lost 600 million; at least your cup is half full. ;)


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Viditor on 7/23/2007 3:56:41 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
And still lost 600 million

Fair call...:)
My point was though that while AMD is getting numerous kidney shots, it's still only the second round.
In Q4 last year, both Intel and AMD were making noises about stopping the price war. In this last quarter, they both affirmed that the war is still going long and strong...neither company has more than a temporary advantage.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Phynaz on 7/23/2007 2:02:03 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
they both affirmed that the war is still going long and strong


"AMD has no plans to further cut CPU prices any time soon" - Gary Bixler, AMD's director of marketing for North America
7/16/07

You say you spend hours a day reseaching AMD and Intel, but yet everything you say is contradicted by yhe companies themselves. You didn't even know what product AMD was manufacturing, and now your posting about a price war that AMD says the are ending.

BTW, do Opterons still increase in IPC with clock speed? :)


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Phynaz on 7/23/2007 11:44:54 AM , Rating: 2
Guess, you didn't notice, but AMD stuffed the channel again last quarter.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 1:42:59 PM , Rating: 2
And even with doing that, they picked up only about 0.5% marketshare from Intel during the quarter, after several quarters of marketshare declines.

Considering Intel's current assault of new products and price drops, and AMD's lack of anything new, I can't imagine how Q3 is going to be good for AMD at all.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By cheetah2k on 7/25/2007 12:37:47 AM , Rating: 1
I'm starting to get worried now that my AMD Socket 939 FX-60 will be the last solely owned AMD CPU i will ever buy again......

Right now, it is just too tempting to move to Intel Quad. I mean US$266 for a Q6600, is just bloody awesome.

I cannot ever imagine AMD in a position to sell that low. Not now, and certainly not in the next 12-24 months.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Le Québécois on 7/23/2007 1:01:54 AM , Rating: 2
The way I see it, both companies are in this together. AMD initiated this war last year with their first drastic price cut. Intel then did the same.

As for ATI and nVIDIA, must I remind you that AMD now own ATI and that the HD 2900XT is a pretty great product at her price range(if you forget the hefty power supply needed). And since the release of the 2900 XT, the 8800 GTS is surely but slowly costing less every weeks. While it isn't as drastic as the war one the CPU front, you'll always see "little" price wars as long as one company doesn't dominate in the market share area.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By KernD on 7/23/2007 8:40:30 AM , Rating: 3
How did AMD initiate this? You must have missed the P4 drastic price cut when the K8 was ahead? But no thats not the start of the price war, thats just setting there price to be competitive. Then there was Conroe and AMD cut there price to try and be competitive, but thats not it either. When Intel cut there price of Conroe to keep AMD from still being competitive, now thats the start of the price war.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By jarman on 7/23/2007 9:11:23 AM , Rating: 5
2900XT???

Please explain to me how that under-performing $400 space heater can be considered a great product.


RE: Unlike ATi and Nvidia
By Le Québécois on 7/23/2007 7:27:44 PM , Rating: 2
I was only speaking performance wise, hence my mention about the power supply requirement. I won't argue with you about the heat or the PSU requirements because I agree on that.

But don't call it a
quote:
under-performing $400
because it's on par with 8800GTS (go read anandtech if you don't believe me) which cost a little more (a least in Canada).

Like I just said, I was only talking performance. Nothing more.

Just so you know, if I were to buy a new video card now. I would only chose the 2900XT over the 8800GTS if I already had a very powerful PSU and a good case to cool it down.


ZZF and Newegg Pricing
By bob661 on 7/23/2007 9:51:35 AM , Rating: 2
They're both still at $300. Not the $275 in the article.




RE: ZZF and Newegg Pricing
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 10:21:13 AM , Rating: 2
Mwave has it for $275. You should have clicked the retailer links in the article before you posted.


RE: ZZF and Newegg Pricing
By hubajube on 7/23/2007 1:14:15 PM , Rating: 1
I did. That's where I got the prices from a$$hole.


RE: ZZF and Newegg Pricing
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 1:33:51 PM , Rating: 2
Fine, I'll make it easier for you, since you seem to be having some problems. I'll click on the link in the article and copy-and-paste the results here for you.

INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4 GHZ EM64T 1066MHZ RETAIL BOXED BUNDLE W/(NO STOCK - Estimate arrival on 7/25/07). $275.00
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=...


RE: ZZF and Newegg Pricing
By Oregonian2 on 7/23/2007 1:54:27 PM , Rating: 2
It's already changed to $279 there (and still don't have any). Prices can sometimes move all over the place even in one day.


No 1333 processors for sale
By DigitalFreak on 7/23/2007 10:23:41 AM , Rating: 2
Has anyone found the E6850 for sale? Neither Newegg or ZZF have any of the new 1333Mhz FSB processors listed.




RE: No 1333 processors for sale
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 10:49:18 AM , Rating: 2
RE: No 1333 processors for sale
By masher2 (blog) on 7/23/2007 11:23:39 AM , Rating: 2
Buy.com has it listed as "in stock soon"....same as MWave. Newegg doesn't even have a listing for them yet.


RE: No 1333 processors for sale
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 1:36:44 PM , Rating: 2
Buy.com also says they'll ship in 2-3 days. Typically they take 1-2 days to ship an order anyway, even if it is in stock.


Intel goes for the juglar ...
By restrada on 7/23/2007 12:21:57 AM , Rating: 2
The Q6600 is a pretty sweet price point. I wonder if Intel has additional cuts right before Barcelona releases. My prediction is that they will.




RE: Intel goes for the juglar ...
By animedude on 7/23/2007 12:29:17 AM , Rating: 3
That will be for server chips.


RE: Intel goes for the juglar ...
By ZoZo on 7/23/2007 1:48:56 AM , Rating: 2
Intel announces its price cuts are announced months in advance. It looks like there won't be any more price cuts before at least november, with the release of the Penryn (45nm) family.


The Intel game plan........
By crystal clear on 7/23/2007 2:26:05 AM , Rating: 5
Roger Kay, an analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates, said the high end of the market is good for companies looking for a product with a "halo" effect that will help the rest of the product line. The problem is that products like Barcelona will not sell in the volume that AMD's low-end desktop chips do, Kay said.

"There's not enough volume there to support the whole company, and AMD's bread-and-butter products are still the low-end desktop processors," he said.

"Intel is trying to confine AMD to the lower part of the market," Reynolds said. "Intel doesn't have to worry as much about the lower prices, but AMD is forced to play there and there's more pressure on them."

In a research note, analysts at Technology Business Research found a similar situation between Intel and AMD.

"Intel will continue to compete at the low end," wrote to TBR. "However, we anticipate that the chip maker will be selective in the deals it enters into in these areas. As a result, AMD may be able to gain share in the lower reaches of the PC market, including both desktops and notebooks, by offering PC makers more favorable pricing than its larger rival. However, it may do so at reduced profitability."

However, analysts said that Intel is also getting ready to go head-to-head with AMD in the high end of the market—mainly servers and high-priced notebooks. With a better financial outlook and a strong product roadmap, Intel could prove a major challenge for AMD, which is making a big bet on its Barcelona and new desktop models.

"We believe that Intel is likely to be successful in gaining share in areas such as servers during the third quarter, despite the pending arrival of AMD's new quad-core Opteron processor in September and its Phenom desktop processor shortly thereafter," wrote TBR.



http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2160981,00.as...




The Day Has Finally Come
By Ard on 7/23/2007 4:20:22 AM , Rating: 2
Good God, a quad-core processor for less than $300. As soon as I get some disposable income (i.e. a job now that I'll be finished taking the bar on Thurs.), I'm upgrading my E6600 to a Q6600 and taking that baby to 3GHz. Goddamn I love price wars.




By LogicallyGenius on 7/25/2007 1:59:29 PM , Rating: 2
I wish i could put two 74$ Pentium Ds on one motherBoard instead. Now thats a big deal.

I hope Asus or Gigabyte create such Mboards for under 74$ fastest last generation CPU ;-)

Fools u r being robbed !


Where are the E6750s?
By noxipoo on 7/23/2007 11:25:51 AM , Rating: 2
I thought they were suppose to be out today?




RE: Where are the E6750s?
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 1:44:27 PM , Rating: 2
Back to square one !
By crystal clear on 7/23/2007 6:49:11 AM , Rating: 2
Yes indeed its gradually back to square one !

Yes its back to those days-

1)when AMD thrived by selling cheaper, lower-performance parts while Intel was the source for higher-performance chips at a premium price.


2)When AMD was the go-to source for cheaper, slightly lower-performance parts

But with some minor changes-

1)AMD is cutting prices to the bone with disasterous consequences.

2)Now it is performance per watt instead of clock speed.

3)Now its cores & more cores....




Q66600
By Joz on 7/23/07, Rating: -1
RE: Q66600
By Joz on 7/23/07, Rating: -1
RE: Q66600
By Visual on 7/23/2007 3:47:10 AM , Rating: 2
nah, if you buy another intel instead of the q6600, its all the same to intel.

they actually may have a larger margin on the dualcores now that this particular quad was cut so aggressively.

but lets not fool ourselves here - even if you post "dont buy a q6600" on a million websites, it'll still sell like hot cakes :p


RE: Q66600
By afkrotch on 7/28/2007 7:56:58 PM , Rating: 2
If it weren't for the fact that I moved from Japan to Germany, I would be all over the Q6600. I'll wait to see how my bank account looks next month.

If things look good, I'll upgrade to the Q6600 with a new mobo to boot. My old mobo and E6600 can go to my older machine, course will need some mid-range DDR2 and vidcard to match.


RE: Q66600
By nerdye on 7/23/07, Rating: 0
"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs














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