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New lower power models are pricey

Intel has announced price cuts for some of its Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual Core, Celeron, and Xeon products. It has also announced several new Core 2 Quad CPUs with a 65W TDP.

We have listed only the models that are new or have dropped in price. New products are noted. All pricing is based on OEM purchasing of 1000 units in a non-retail tray format.
  

 Intel Core 2 Quad

Model

Clock Speed

L2 Cache

FSB

TDP

Price   

     Change

Q9650

3.00 GHz

12MB

1333 MHz

95W

$316

-40%

Q9550s

2.83 GHz

12MB

1333 MHz

65W

$369

NEW

Q9550

2.83 GHz

12MB

1333 MHz

95W

$266

-16%

Q9400s

2.66 GHz

6MB

1333 MHz

65W

$320

NEW

Q9400

2.66 GHz

6MB

1333 MHz

95W

$213

-20%

Q8300

2.50 GHz

4MB

1333 MHz

95W

$183

-18%

Q8200s

2.33 GHz

4MB

1333 MHz

65W

$245

NEW

Q8200

2.33 GHz

4MB

1333 MHz

95W

$163

-16%

Intel has launched three new Core 2 Quad processors with a TDP of  65W. All other Core 2 Quads have a 95W TDP. The price premium for the Q8200s, Q9400s, and Q9550s is an incredible $82, $107, and $103 respectively over the 95W models.

 

 Intel Core 2 Duo

Model

Clock Speed

L2 Cache

FSB

Price

Change

E7500

2.93 GHz

3MB

1066 MHz

$133

NEW

E7400

2.80 GHz

3MB

1066 MHz

$113

-15%

  One new model Core 2 Duo is introduced, while the E7400 drops slightly lower.

 

 Intel Pentium Dual Core

Model

Clock Speed

L2 Cache

FSB

Price

Change

E5400

2.80 GHz

2MB

800 MHz

$84

NEW

E5300

2.60 GHz

2MB

800 MHz

$74

-14%

E5200

2.50 GHz

2MB

800 MHz

$64

-24%

E2200

2.40 GHz

1MB

800 MHz

$64

-14%

Intel introduced a new Pentium Dual Core, the new E5400 at $84. The rest of this budget series drops even lower.

  

 Intel Xeon Server (LGA775)

Model

Clock Speed

L2 Cache

FSB

Price

Change

X3370

3.00 GHz

12MB

1333 MHz

$316

-40%

X3360

2.83 GHz

12MB

1333 MHz

$266

-16%

X3350

2.66 GHz

12MB

1333 MHz

$266

-16%

X3330

2.66 GHz

6MB

1333 MHz

$224

-16%

  No new Xeon products, just price drops.



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RE: The "market situation"
By BSMonitor on 1/19/2009 10:23:22 AM , Rating: 2
Hah, you are right. The price drop is in line with Phenom II. But not the reasons you think. The Core i7 was the Phenom II response. Back in Novemeber. But yet again, AMD lagged and Phenom II is only half-here in January. Intel surely was prepared to make this price cut then. But without competition for even the Q6600, why? Never forget, both these companies are in the game to make money. Why sell something for less than you have to?

What's amazing, now I can get a $1000 CPU for $316. (aka 3GHz Penryn) Just without the unlocked multiplier. Guess I'll have to deal.


RE: The "market situation"
By Reclaimer77 on 1/19/2009 5:54:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The Core i7 was the Phenom II response.


Slight correction, but this is not accurate.

AMD is.. well, was beating Intel badly in the server CPU segment. That's what the i7 was the answer for.

The i7 isn't a desktop CPU, although it certainly performs admirably as one, that's not it's target.


RE: The "market situation"
By SandmanWN on 1/20/2009 11:10:59 AM , Rating: 2
i7 is both just as Phenom is both.

If its in the segment then it is what it is. You can't change that because you feel like it.


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