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Intel Drops the Prices of Several 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.

  • shadow187
    Hope 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*.
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  • enzo matrix
    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
    I want a octocore already. Comeon give me a octocore :-)

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  • caustin582
    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
    come on give us the I7 920 for 150.00 please!!!
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  • Gin Fushicho
    Lower the price of an E8600 to 80 bucks and I'll forfeit my AMD system.
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  • tacoslave
    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
    A sign that something is about to hit the market. Making room to adjust prices as necessary.
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  • liquidsnake718
    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
    There are already i3 derivatives with the Pentium moniker. The name wont be leaving us for some time.
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