Intel Price Cuts in Full Swing
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 22, 2007 11:31 PM
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July 22 has arrived and Core 2 Quad Q6600s for under $300
Intel last week released a new lineup of
1333 MHz front-side bus processors
at low price points, but held off price cuts for existing processors
until July 22
. The day has arrived and Intel price cuts for existing Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors are going into effect at various retailers.
Intel Core 2 Quad
Intel’s star for this round of price cuts is the quad-core Core 2 Quad Q6600. The price cut cuts the Core 2 Quad Q6600 price in half to $266 per processor, in 1,000-unit quantities, from the existing $530 price. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is the only sub-$300 quad-core processor available on the market. Intel has positioned the Core 2 Quad Q6700, which launched last week, at the $530 price point.
Retailers have adjusted prices of the Core 2 Quad Q6600 accordingly. A quick search for the processor at online retailers shows prices starting at $275.
have the processors listed below $300. However, Newegg has already sold out of Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors.
Intel Core 2 Duo
The price cuts also affect
Core 2 Duo E4000-sequence
processors. Intel’s Core 2 Duo E4400 drops $20 to $113 to make way for a new Core 2 Duo E4500. The new Core 2 Duo E4500 debuts at a $133 price point with a 200 MHz clock speed advantage.
Intel Quad Core Xeon UP
If the $266 price tag is still a bit too steep, Intel plans to cut prices of its
Xeon processor lineup in August
. The Xeon price cuts affect
quad-core Xeon UP and MP
processors. The Intel quad-core Xeon processor lineup includes a 2.13 GHz X3210. Intel plans to drop the price on the Xeon X3210 to $224 come August.
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RE: Except if you live in Canada
7/23/2007 1:52:06 PM
Will Intel refund money for processors already in stock at those vendors that they themselves bought at the old price, or are you suggesting they are gouging if they don't sell it for half of the amount it costed them?
RE: Except if you live in Canada
7/23/2007 2:31:14 PM
That's a good point, and I wonder how that works, commercially. For the big players that turn over inventory fast, maybe it's no problem at all, since they are probably receiving weekly or daily re-stocks at new pricing levels. And maybe for the smaller operators, the pre-announced price cuts are sufficient notice for them to manage their inventory so they don't get stuck. Anybody know for sure how this works out?
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