Intel Cuts Prices of Core 2 Duo, Quad Chips

Intel this week confirmed suspected price cuts of several Core 2 Quad CPUs. The company also cut prices on a few of its Core 2 Duos. Price cuts aside, last month's rumors also fingered April 19 as the release date for the launch of the Core 2 Quad Q8400 (95W) and the Core 2 Quad Q8400S (65W), both clocked to 2.66 GHz and priced at $183 and $245, respectively. Also true.

Given that these rumors were true, it's safe to assume that the same reports were correct in saying Intel would launch more new processors at the end of May, including Celeron and Pentium Dual-Core parts, the Core 2 Duo E7600 and two new Core i7s: the 3.06 GHz 950 and the 3.33 GHz 975, priced at $562 and $999, respectively. We'll keep you posted on that one. Further price cuts are also scheduled for around this time in July.

Check out the April price cuts below:

Old Price
New Price
April 19

Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66 GHz)




Core 2 Quad Q8400S (2.66 GHz)




Core 2 Quad Q9300


Core 2 Quad Q9550S


Core 2 Quad Q9400S


Core 2 Quad Q8200S

Core 2 Duo SP9400$316$28410.13%
Core 2 Duo SL9400$316$28410.13%
Core 2 Duo SU9400$289$2629.3%
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  • deltatux
    Still expensive than AMD's offering. When I translate those figures to Canadian Dollar, my Phenom II 810 is still cheaper by about CAD$50 than the Q8200S.

  • San Pedro
    Wonder how the Q8400 will perform over/clock. At sub $200 that might be a good upgrade option for me.
  • salem80
    Still High ....