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 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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