Intel is currently enjoying great success in the marketplace
with its line of Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Celeron processors. AMD at the
same time is seeing huge drops in its profitability and is making workforce
cuts to help profits.
Just last week AMD posted a Q1 2008 loss of $385 million and announced
plans to restructure its business. Yesterday, Intel announced price cuts on
some of its quad-core processors of up to 50%. The new pricing by Intel will
not help AMD in the marketplace with price becoming less of a factor.
that Intel slashed the price of its Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz
processor from $530 to $266 and the similar quad-core Xeon received the same
exact price cut. Intel also cut prices of some of its older technology
processors as well. The Celeron 430 dropped from $44 to $34 while the dual-core
Celeron E1200 dropped from $53 to $43.
Pentium Dual Core processors also saw prices cut with the
E2200 going for $74 after cuts and the E2180 going for $64. Along with the
price cuts Intel also introduced a pair of new Celeron processors. The dual-core
Celeron E1400 runs at 2GHz and will retail for $53 and a Celeron 570 running at
2.66GHz will sell for $134.
A pair of new Core 2 Duo processors was also introduced with
the 2.83 GHz E8300 retailing for $163 and the E7200 running at 2.53GHz costing