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Intel Slashes Processor Prices Up to 48%

Intel has cut prices for some of its chips by a substantial amount. With reductions of up 48 percent, the company Sunday cut prices of its Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium dual-core, Celeron and Xeon chips.

Check out the table below for the full list of cuts.

ProcessorOld PriceNew PricePercentage Decrease
Celeron Mobile 570$134$7048%
Core 2 Quad Q9650$530$31640%
Xeon X3370$530$31640%
Celeron Mobile 585$107$7035%
Celeron Mobile 560$107$7035%
Pentium Dual Core E5200$82$6424%
Core 2 Quad Q9400$266$21320%
Celeron Mobile 540$86$7019%
Celeron Mobile 530$86$7019%
Celeron Dual Core (Desktop) E1400$53$4319%
Core 2 Quad Q8300$224$18318%
Core 2 Qaud Q9550$316$26616%
Core 2 Quad Q8200$193$16316%
Xeon X3360$316$26616%
Xeon X3350$316$26616%
Xeon X3330$266$24416%
Core 2 Duo E7300$133$11315%
Pentium Dual Core E5300$86$7414%
Pentium Dual Core E2220$74$6414%
Core 2 Duo Mobile P8600$241$20913%

It’ll be interesting to see how AMD will react to this news. With cuts to the Q9400, and Q8300, it doesn’t look like the company will have much choice to drop its prices and try to match the competition.

*All prices per unit are per block of 1,000.

  • trevorvdw
    Didn't AMD cut their prices yesterday already? Preemptive strike?
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  • Dax corrin
    It'll be good for the next group of people I build/upgrade computers for, but sux for the person I just bought an E7300 for late last week.
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  • dechy
    Nice! An OC'ed Q9650 looking mighty good and will push my current platform's life a whole lot longer ( I REALLY don't feel like getting rid of my 8GB of RAM just yet!)
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  • do i get it right that these prices apply only when buying 1000 at once? if it is so, then it kinda sucks, cause no company in here (estonia) will buy cpus in a branch even near 1000, so i can dream on.
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  • DrBlofeld
    ..the company Sunday cut prices of its Core 2 Quad..

    Do you mean that the company cut prices on Sunday?
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  • JAYDEEJOHN
    Am I wrong here, or does everyone think Intel controls the market, and theres no competition? AMD cut thier prices before Intel did. Intel announced a bit before, but it was purely a papercut heheh. Since AMD has already dropped their prices, I think itll be interesting to see Intels response
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  • dechy
    nalido i get it right that these prices apply only when buying 1000 at once? if it is so, then it kinda sucks, cause no company in here (estonia) will buy cpus in a branch even near 1000, so i can dream on.
    Check out newegg, the prices are already reflected with a small markup (well, I only checked the Q9650) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115130
    Other places will probably keep the high price trying to get rid of inventory they had to buy at higher price until they either restock or take a loss so they can sell.
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  • dechy
    Oups, sorry, didn't read your post correctly nali (about you being in estonia). Indeed those are for bulk purchases by retail giants, it will still mean a lower price accross the board even if they are bought in smaller quantities, just not nearly as much.
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  • Pei-chen
    DechyNice! An OC'ed Q9650 looking mighty good and will push my current platform's life a whole lot longer ( I REALLY don't feel like getting rid of my 8GB of RAM just yet!)I am in the same boat. I plan to replace my E6400 with Q9550/9650 and game on for another two or three year.

    Newegg lowered Phenom II prices by $40 this morning. It is still overpriced as Q6600 is still cheaper and faster.
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  • Roland00
    Actually Amd price cut yesterday was in response to this preplanned intel cut.

    Intel always cuts prices in January as part of their tick/tock strategy. It helps gets rid of the old processors. The prices were announced a week ago

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?s=703d8fba7a2c39e914d12cab95fe6c04&t=214354
    And were supposed to take in effect for vendors on the 1/18 (though vendors may not pass the prices on too customers until they clear old inventory.)

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    Well AMD drop their prices of their new quads in response to stay competitive. This is great for the consumer but I worry for AMD profitability in this economy. I have a q6600 and want to get an i7 when they go to 32nm, but its good to have competition and my first computer was an AMD barcelona.
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