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Anonymous
January 19, 2009 5:05:18 AM

Any real evidence that Intel is dropping prices today?

Shopping for my first build - I was ready to order processor last week, then read about the anticipated price cuts. Im looking for a deal on a E8500.

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January 19, 2009 6:32:09 AM

Well, there's been price drops on its quad core counterparts already. I just picked up a Q9650, the dual core prices are more or less the same atm.
January 19, 2009 6:37:11 AM

Execpt Newegg. They have not droped the price of the Q9650 yet. So I hope they do. But if not I'll get the Q9650 elsewhere.
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Anonymous
January 19, 2009 7:30:07 AM

In the past, how much time did it take for a major seller like Newegg to respond to a price cut by Intel?

Ps: I've read that Intel's price cuts are very purposeful, and planned quite far in advance.
January 19, 2009 8:16:52 AM

Not sure whether to expect a drop in E8500, its not really in competition with anything else.
Wouldnt make sense to cut the price.
January 19, 2009 9:57:31 AM

I think it's only the quads for now. But maybe later down the road the Dual-Core's will be cheaper.
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January 19, 2009 1:08:51 PM

Price cut listing includes dual's (E8600 = $206)
Chart provide in link below.
www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=24706

I would expect the new pricing will not show up at newegg until (1) their current supply is reduced and they re-order, or (2) they get pressured by other etailers dropping their prices

Note: Tom's not letting me log out???
January 19, 2009 2:19:47 PM

That looks like the P8600 to me, Laptop version.
Neither list references the E8600 for a price cut. In fact the second states that its going to be static.
Can understand them dropping the 2.4-2.6GHz range, as they are looking to do according to this but it looks like the E8600 is going to stay high.
January 19, 2009 2:20:46 PM

Sorry, I'm referring to both E8600 and E8500 (as thats what the OP is after!)
Anonymous
January 19, 2009 2:32:49 PM

I cant open the PDF. Did it show reduced pricing for the E8500 or E8600? If the quads drop, then its back to the photoshop benchmarks to pick a quad ...but the E8500 does sooo well for Photoshop!
January 19, 2009 2:50:32 PM

The dual core prices were not adjusted (only the E7400) from that PDF. Only the quads were adjusted.
January 19, 2009 3:55:09 PM

Why do the dualcore prices need to drop? There are only 2 dualcore processors out there in my mind, the E5200 (overclocks to 4.0 Ghz easy) at $80 and the E8600 (I got it to 5.1 on water once and 4.6 is attainable on air for me) at $270. There really is no reason to get any other dualcore but the E5200, unless you are like me and has fun pushing the E8600s limits. Anything else is a waste of money in my mind, the E5200 for a cheap and amazing CPU and anything more expensive should be a quadcore, period.
Anonymous
January 19, 2009 3:55:42 PM

$5 off at Newegg is looking good then : )
Anonymous
January 19, 2009 7:04:22 PM

I chose the E8500 bc of great benchmarks for Photoshop - it beat some quads stock! I'm open to some OCing : )

I'm ready to buy so it seemed prudent to see what intel was doing with their pricing structure - nothing worse than buying a CPU then finding out the next week that it's now selling for 55% less like one Intel on that list !
January 20, 2009 3:57:40 AM

The reason the E8500 wins some against quads is purely clock speed. Overclock to the same level and you got the same performance there and much better performance in other areas.
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