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Intel puts more pressure on AMD with price cuts and new parts

Two things that drive the CPU world are price and performance. Depending on the needs of the consumer one or the other of these two factors is the main driver behind what processor is purchased. For many AMD CPUs the only place they compete currently in on price and Intel is starting to whittle away at the price difference.

Recent roadmaps reveal the company has another cut coming in Q3 2008. Simultaneously, Intel will release new quad-core and dual-core processors. This includes the 3.0 GHz Core 2 Quad Q9650 with a price of $530 in 1000 unit trays. The current Core 2 Quad Q9550 will get a significant price cut from its current $530 to $316.

A few of the older Intel CPUs will be phased out including the Core 2 Quad 9450. The 9450 will be replaced with the Core 2 Quad running at 2.66GHz at $266. Other quad-core processors being phased out include the Q9300 and Q6700 leaving the Q6600 as the only 65nm Intel CPU on the market selling for $203.

Intel will also make some changes in its dual-core lineup. The company will announce its Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33 GHz processor for $266, and discontinue the Core 2 Duo E8300. The E8500 and E8400 dual-core parts will drop to $183 and $163 respectively. A new entry-level Core 2 Duo part will debut called the E7300 running 2.66GHz for $133. The existing E7200 will get a price reduction to $113.

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RE: In related news...
By jordanclock on 5/23/2008 12:44:09 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sorry, I missed the part where anyone was surprised that this happened.

Would you rather DailyTech not report this and leave you to guess when prices drop? And to what degree?

RE: In related news...
By kileil on 5/23/2008 3:06:57 AM , Rating: 2
Would you rather DailyTech not report this and leave you to guess when prices drop? And to what degree?

Actually, yes! We already have pricegrabber, cnet, yahoo, on and on to get the best deal. I come to dailytech hoping to read about new and upcoming TECHnology.

RE: In related news...
By DeMagH on 5/23/2008 3:19:05 AM , Rating: 2
as i find your first comment carrying some logic and pretty funny as i disagree with your second comment.

This might not be classified as news, but it can be classified as "useful". Also, for ppl not checking all sites to buy a single item, this is very handy indeed and it collects more than one model to discuss their prices in a small 3 paragraphs article.

Finally the user comments about the overclocking potential on certain chips might lead someone to a better choice.

RE: In related news...
By osalcido on 5/23/2008 5:06:51 AM , Rating: 1
So this isn't new and upcoming technology?

Holy crap man take a pill.... if you don't like it start your own damn website.

Oh wait, that'd take more effort than sitting on your ass and bitching. Looks like that's out

RE: In related news...
By GaryJohnson on 5/23/2008 9:26:36 AM , Rating: 2
These are upcoming price drops (When does intel's Q3 start? July?), which have not happened yet. You won't see them in your RTPEs until they happen.

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007

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