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Intel Cuts Prices of Core 2 Duo, Pentium CPUs

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Hurray, it's Intel CPU price cut time again!

Who doesn't like cheaper processors? In keeping with previous reports that Intel would drop prices this week (following similar price cuts in April and rumors of new processors at the end of May), the company has dropped prices on numerous Core 2 Quad and Pentium processors as well as the Core 2 Duo E7500.

Check the table below for the full list of processors.

Processor
Speed
Old Price
New Price
Core 2 Quad Q94002.66GHz$213$183
Core 2 Quad Q93002.50GHz$213$183
Core 2 Quad Q84002.66GHz$183$163
Core 2 Quad Q83002.50GHz$183$163
Core 2 Quad Q9400S2.66GHz$277$245
Core 2 Quad Q8400S2.66GHz$245$213
Core 2 Duo E75002.93GHz$133$113
Pentium E63002.80GHz$84$81
Pentium E54002.70GHz$84$74
Pentium E53002.60GHz$74$64
Celeron E15002.20GHz$53$43
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    ben850 , July 21, 2009 10:11 PM
    i can finally get that Celeron that i've always wanted
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    mlcloud , July 21, 2009 9:24 PM
    It's kind of like a clearance sale.
  • 7 Hide
    alvine , July 21, 2009 9:33 PM
    price cuts are always welcomed
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    ColMirage , July 21, 2009 9:37 PM
    Sweet!
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    Anonymous , July 21, 2009 9:38 PM
    How about the C2D 8x00? No?

    Figures.
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    dingumf , July 21, 2009 9:51 PM
    Not much of a price cut but they're getting there.
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    aznguy0028 , July 21, 2009 9:55 PM
    hmm, just curious, but why would anyone get a C2Q 9300 over a C2Q 9400, when they are the same price on the chart? same with the c2q 8400/8300?
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    keplenk , July 21, 2009 10:02 PM
    I hope they put down the prices for E5200 as well. When will this materialize (Newegg)?
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    ben850 , July 21, 2009 10:11 PM
    i can finally get that Celeron that i've always wanted
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    jerreece , July 21, 2009 10:25 PM
    I find it interesting that the Core 2 Duo 8x00 series CPUs are NOT listed there.

    Though it looks like drops of $20 to $33 on their higher end chips in that chart. So those are half way decent discounts.

    Although I can't wait for i3 & i5 chips to get released, in hopes that this might also bring about price drops on the i7 line.
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    hikayu , July 21, 2009 11:15 PM
    aznguy0028hmm, just curious, but why would anyone get a C2Q 9300 over a C2Q 9400, when they are the same price on the chart? same with the c2q 8400/8300?


    same here .
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    apache_lives , July 21, 2009 11:57 PM
    getting toward the end of the life of the Core2 and similar (S775) range....
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    AMDnoob , July 22, 2009 12:34 AM
    While an avid AMD user i am, i'd have to admit they are getting rather close to the Phenom II's... kinda scary for AMD.
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    IzzyCraft , July 22, 2009 12:54 AM
    Depends where you are benching in and oc or not.

    Too bad this is more of stuff i would buy for someone else then myself, LGA775 upgrade path is a bit limited with it being more or less dead now ;) 
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    Ed Brown , July 22, 2009 1:02 AM
    Yeah, C2D E7500 IS on the list so conspicuous by absence is E8xxx

    My guess is they're still selling like hotcakes at the current prices in some markets and/or Intel thinks there will still be plentiful demand for these 'budget' processors after i5 is introduced, (i5 being not-so-cheap as many may have imagined in that case).
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    aspireonelover , July 22, 2009 1:41 AM
    rooseveltdonYeah but...would they still be able to play crysis?


    That joke doesn't work with this article. Price cuts and crysis? *confused
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    eddieroolz , July 22, 2009 2:57 AM
    Maybe another price cut and I'll be able to keep my rig going for a little longer than my intended replacement date of Spring 2011 with a new quad-core.
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    megamanx00 , July 22, 2009 3:42 AM
    Making way for LGA 1156. Not good news for AMD though.
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    daeros , July 22, 2009 4:00 AM
    Does it bother anyone else that there is a Pentium named E6300 now? Would it really have been that hard to avoid other Conroe-based processor numbers?
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    Nintendork , July 22, 2009 4:11 AM
    The new Athlon II 240-250 are a huge bang for the buck. They're a bit more powerfull than the E5400 equal with the new "E6300" and cheaper, also consume less.

    It's more of a SOS move from intel. Don't forget about the massive coverage on the 550-720BE and their mutant ability.
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