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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: Aimed at AMD PH2
By SandmanWN on 1/19/2009 11:46:38 PM , Rating: -1
You can't be that dumb. You obviously have no idea how car sales work. When they offer those really nice brand deals they base those prices off of MSRP. When the dealer offers a deal they base it off of dealer pricing. Thats the difference between a $8000 deal and a $2000 deal. In the end they give you about the same number and you think you've gotten something special. Surely you understood that before now or at least looked at the base pricing on those deals.

Just like with all these new chips. You got a bunch of 40% discounts on all the old processors, yeah sounds great doesn't it. Then you realize the reason why they are discounted those models was because they pulled out all the good chips and put a premium on them with a new model number. Now an idiot overclocker buys the cheap-o model hoping for an overclock and gets robbed. Their only recourse is to try their luck with another or buy yet another cpu sooner than they planned.

At that point whats the difference between similar performing AMD and Intel models? Nothing. The AMD will be a touch cheaper and your hopes of overclocking the Intel solution to compensate for the price difference is nill.

The name of the game should be kiss the consumers butt or else. Otherwise there are other options on the table. You are welcome to go spend a $50 premium now on yesterdays product. Model numbers above sucker.


RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By Reclaimer77 on 1/20/2009 8:39:15 AM , Rating: 5
You know Sand, one thing is clear from reading all your rants on this.

You have NO idea how CPU's are made. ALL CPU's are "binned" from the wafer because manufacturing processes are not accurate enough to result in all chips having the same quality, speed, and power consumption across the board.

Where do you think the Extreme Editions come from, moron ? Do you think they set out to make an entire wafer of Extreme Editions ? No. Extreme Editions come from the bin just like every other CPU. They just happen to be the ones that test out the very best.

If your argument is that this price drop is a bad thing because people might buy CPU's that don't overclock as well.. then uhh, duh ? You ALWAYS have a chance of getting a CPU that might not overclock as good as someone else with the same exact model. Because of said manufacturing factors.

Besides, when has Intel, or AMD for that matter, came out and said you have a right or guarantee of good OC'ing ? All they are responsible for is that the chip will run at its rated speed and voltages. They are NOT responsible for your overclocking experience.

quote:
The name of the game should be kiss the consumers butt or else. Otherwise there are other options on the table.


Classy. real classy.

They are dropping prices on YEAR OLD CPU's that still beat their competitors NEWEST CPU. If that's not catering to the customer then I don't know what more you want.


RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By SandmanWN on 1/20/09, Rating: -1
RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By Reclaimer77 on 1/20/2009 3:39:00 PM , Rating: 2
Who said they were ?

It was an example meant to educate you. But as usual, you have missed mine and everyone else's point.

Are you being ignorant purposely ? Or do you really hate Intel that much ? Either way, it would be nice if you would get a clue.

quote:
The OC'er got screwed and you are too stupid to realize it.


Assuming you are right, by the way do you have any reviews on the chips to confirm they OC poorly ? Assuming they do, again, where is it Intel or AMD's responsibility to make sure their chips OC well ?

If your argument was they couldn't run at rated speeds and volts, then you would have something. But they do and will.


RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By Reclaimer77 on 1/20/2009 3:46:56 PM , Rating: 2
You know what, here you freaking idiot. Since you are too stubborn to see how stupid your argument sounds. Read this.

http://www.sudhian.com/index.php?/articles/show/Pr...

But because I know you won't, I'll paste whats relevant to this discussion.

quote:
Wafers that pass as a whole are then cut up into the individual processors. From the initial testing, ones that are known to be dead are tossed aside. Then each die is attached to it's packaging, which allows it to seat and interact with the motherboard. As well, most recent processors from both Intel and AMD are then covered with an integrated heat spreader. Each processor is tested again at this stage for complete functionality. This is where some "binning" occurs. Some wafers work out to produce processors that run at a higher speed than others, and are binned initially there. Even from less "perfect" wafers though, you do get some that are capable of running at a higher speed grade. Considering the disparity in yields and price, binning can make more efficient use of turning processors into revenue. Finally, certain parts of a processor may not function properly. If this area is in the cache (which takes half or more of a CPUs die area), some times it can be routed around and masked off. This means you can still sell the CPU for a profit, just as a Celeron or Sempron with less enabled cache onboard.


RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By SandmanWN on 1/20/09, Rating: 0
RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By icanhascpu on 1/22/2009 10:04:42 PM , Rating: 2
"wow idiot alert."

Seeing as you replied from your own dumbass post, I find this one of the rare correct things youve written.


RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By SandmanWN on 1/23/2009 9:33:36 AM , Rating: 1
actually idiot. the lines stop expanding at some point. a bit noobish of you.


RE: Aimed at AMD PH2
By SandmanWN on 1/20/09, 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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