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Intel Drops the Prices of Several CPUs

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Intel is dropping the prices on some of its CPUs.

Intel has dropped the price of three of its processors. An updated list of Intel's CPU pricing shows a cheaper Pentium E6500, as well as a price cut for the Pentium E5400 and the Celeron E3300.

The 2.93 GHz Pentium E6500 has dropped 12 percent, from $84 to $74, while the 2.7 GHz E5400 has dropped 14 percent from $74 to $64. The 2.5 GHz has dropped 19 percent, to $43 from $53.  

All other prices remain the same.

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    enzo matrix , January 19, 2010 11:06 PM
    shadow187Hope they don't keep this up. AMD's main thing has been good, cheap quad-cores (Athlon II), and powerful dual-cores (phenomII). If they get the E8400 down...*shivers*.

    I hope they keep this up. It's good for competition and will cause a general lowering of prices.
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    rdawise , January 19, 2010 11:54 PM
    yeah all these chips are on a dead socket.
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    tacoslave , January 19, 2010 11:25 PM
    christopcome on give us the I7 920 for 150.00 please!!!


    Intel does'nt drop prices until Intel feel threatened that Amd pwns. So Lets all pray that amd delivers Phenom III thats an octacore. Then you will see cheap i7's.
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    enzo matrix , January 19, 2010 11:06 PM
    shadow187Hope they don't keep this up. AMD's main thing has been good, cheap quad-cores (Athlon II), and powerful dual-cores (phenomII). If they get the E8400 down...*shivers*.

    I hope they keep this up. It's good for competition and will cause a general lowering of prices.
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    ptroen , January 19, 2010 11:13 PM
    I want a octocore already. Comeon give me a octocore :-)

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    caustin582 , January 19, 2010 11:15 PM
    shadow187Hope they don't keep this up. AMD's main thing has been good, cheap quad-cores (Athlon II), and powerful dual-cores (phenomII). If they get the E8400 down...*shivers*.

    Uh, what? You want AMD to remain as the cheaper choice just because they're AMD?
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    christop , January 19, 2010 11:18 PM
    come on give us the I7 920 for 150.00 please!!!
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    tacoslave , January 19, 2010 11:25 PM
    christopcome on give us the I7 920 for 150.00 please!!!


    Intel does'nt drop prices until Intel feel threatened that Amd pwns. So Lets all pray that amd delivers Phenom III thats an octacore. Then you will see cheap i7's.
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    sandmanwn , January 19, 2010 11:31 PM
    A sign that something is about to hit the market. Making room to adjust prices as necessary.
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    liquidsnake718 , January 19, 2010 11:50 PM
    These chips are about to die anyway. ALl newer entry level chips after this year will most likely be atoms for the netbooks, dual core atoms, and then skip sku's all the way to core2duos which will be basic cpus. I think pentium and celeron has had their long run and their demise has long been extended until this year.

    It would pave the way for other middle tier cpus in intels lineup like the c2q, core i3, and core 15 to be positioned as the norm/consumer friendly chips while the i7's, and 6-8core chips with the lga1336 will still be high end.
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    B-Unit , January 19, 2010 11:54 PM
    There are already i3 derivatives with the Pentium moniker. The name wont be leaving us for some time.
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    rdawise , January 19, 2010 11:54 PM
    yeah all these chips are on a dead socket.
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    razorblaze42 , January 20, 2010 12:46 AM
    woohooo!!!! dropping prices on crappy EOL(end of life) CPU's way to go Intel.
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , January 20, 2010 12:53 AM
    sweet. I'll be picking up an E6500 soon.
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    mlcloud , January 20, 2010 1:13 AM
    rdawiseyeah all these chips are on a dead socket.
    razorblaze42woohooo!!!! dropping prices on crappy EOL(end of life) CPU's way to go Intel.



    Yeah, just how many people outside the tech community use LGA 1156/1366? I still have a pentium D 820 that could use an upgrade, and there's a world of difference a Pentium D and a Wolfdale-based Pentium in terms of heat usage and clock efficiency. Think "double" everything, and you get the idea (half the power consumption/heat production, double the processing power).
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    mlcloud , January 20, 2010 1:25 AM
    And now can we get another update on the best gaming cpu's of the month?
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    Shadow703793 , January 20, 2010 2:05 AM
    mlcloudYeah, just how many people outside the tech community use LGA 1156/1366? I still have a pentium D 820 that could use an upgrade, and there's a world of difference a Pentium D and a Wolfdale-based Pentium in terms of heat usage and clock efficiency. Think "double" everything, and you get the idea (half the power consumption/heat production, double the processing power).

    Yeah, but can that motherboard with the PD 820 support a Wolfdale (as in BIOS support)?
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    eklipz330 , January 20, 2010 2:48 AM
    ITS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR SINCE THE Q9550 SAW A PRICE DROP, CMON INTEL....


    im probably just gonna scrap my lga 775 and get a am3 mobo if the q9550 isnt $150 by the summer
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    godwhomismike , January 20, 2010 2:52 AM
    tacoslaveIntel does'nt drop prices until Intel feel threatened that Amd pwns. So Lets all pray that amd delivers Phenom III thats an octacore. Then you will see cheap i7's.


    Octacore is a thought that makes me feel all warm and tingly. Hope we see a few before this year is out. :) 
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    lunyone , January 20, 2010 3:08 AM
    Athlon II x4 620 - $80 ($20 per core!!)
    PhII x2 550 BE - $80 !!!
    PhII x4 955 BE - $140 !!!

    Bring on the price breaks!! I want the PhII x4 955 BE for $140!! Here's on hoping!!
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    ta152h , January 20, 2010 3:36 AM
    I think the title is a little misleading.

    It looks like Intel is introducing two new models (E6600 and E3400), and moving the others downstream. Both look to be attractive products for the cost, especially when you consider the low power use.

    People can scream about quad core this and that, but for the average person who surfs, goes on facebook, instant messages, etc..., these products are powerful enough, and come with a very low power use. Quad core isn't necessary for everyone.

    Also, most people don't care about the socket the processor is installed on going away, for the simple reason most people don't upgrade processors. I've never seen the point myself. By the time your processor is old, you're probably better off replacing the motherboard too. At least most of the time.

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