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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: E5200
By MikeMurphy on 1/19/2009 8:41:06 PM , Rating: 2
Pictures and email? The e5200 is a Penryn core with 2mb of cache that overclocks like a champ with a 12.5 multi, all for $64.

Sure the E8xxx series is a monster, but at more than double the price which typically only nets 15-30% improvements on those intensive applications where cache shines.

See you at 4ghz :)


RE: E5200
By mindless1 on 1/20/2009 2:00:42 AM , Rating: 3
Someone is either forgetting, or too young to remember that people also upgraded their CPUs to do more than pictures and email back when CPUs were hundreds of MHz or less... and wonder of wonders, they did do more than pictures and email with their sub-1GHz processors.

The really amazing part is when people can't decide how much to spend on a CPU for their fileserver as if a Celeron 400MHz that's idle most of the time doing it would be too slow.


RE: E5200
By icanhascpu on 1/20/2009 6:53:00 PM , Rating: 1
Perhaps you should look at what you get with the CPU in discussion.

Also, 100s of MHZ ran Warcraft II and such ilk. People need to look at more than Mhz, and usualy, the people in the know, dont buy a 64$ chip, when the 100$ variant is MUCH more futureproof and a better investment in things more than email and image manip.

Pumping the speed up via OC is not going to magically change the chips architecture.


RE: E5200
By mindless1 on 1/20/2009 7:02:58 PM , Rating: 2
Nonsense. The typical person, AND you, could not tell the difference in use between a $64 and $100 processor.

That is, unless the $64 one was overclocked, at which point it would be significantly faster than the $100 one at stock speed.

Paying a little bit more for possibly 10% higher performance makes it much more future-proof? That's insane. They'll both seem relatively equal in performance 18 months later.


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