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Intel 'Bloomfield' CPU Pricing Reveals Pleasant Surprise

In order to speed up adoption of quad-core CPUs, Intel is planning to offer its upcoming 3.2GHz Extreme series Bloomfield processor at $999 in thousand-unit tray quantities, US$500 cheaper compared to the current top-end Core 2 Extreme QX9770 which sells at $1499, according to sources at motherboard makers. In the past, Intel had always priced its flagship Extreme model at $999, but recent product launches saw the company abandon its traditional pricing scale, and introduce even steeper prices.

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  • cah027
    Well lets hope the ones that most of us get (non-"Extreme") are priced nice as well.
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  • grieve
    haha, a little hard to get excited over a $999 processor.

    If they said the Q6600 is going to by $100 i would be impressed and everyone and there dog would have a minimum Q6600
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  • aevm
    Yeah, right, go ahead and sell $999 CPUs in the current economy, nice try Intel. This won't speed up adoption of quad-core CPUs that much.

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  • still... that means yields are good (at least it should)

    so hopefully the non-extreme ones will be priced lower... like 4 - 6 hundred for the 2.93 ghz one... and 3- 5 hundred for the 2.66 ghz one... those are the hoped for ranges

    even lower if possible... but I doubt it
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  • JonnyDough
    Smaller process = cheaper manufacturing. Intel makes more now than ever. These prices are still ridiculous.
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  • creepster
    Extreme, as in extremely expensive.
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  • techtalk
    Well people are still going to buy those extreme processors. Doesnt matter how much you envy intel.
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  • kman7607
    grievehaha, a little hard to get excited over a $999 processor.If they said the Q6600 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2 is going to by $100 i would be impressed and everyone and there dog would have a minimum Q6600
    I really hope your right. I wonder if a price drop in the q6600 will coincide with the release of Bloomfield. I wonder how this is going to effect the "little guy". Let's hope it all plays out in our favor none the less.
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  • velocityg4
    grievehaha, a little hard to get excited over a $999 processor.If they said the Q6600 is going to by $100 i would be impressed and everyone and there dog would have a minimum Q6600With how aggressively Intel has been phasing out 65nm I would be surprised if the Q6600 stuck around. Nor any other Kentsfield CPU

    kman7607I really hope your right. I wonder if a price drop in the q6600 will coincide with the release of Bloomfield. I wonder how this is going to effect the "little guy". Let's hope it all plays out in our favor none the less.Oh prices will probably just keep getting cheaper. Then the day AMD goes out of business Intel CPU's will inexplicably cost 30,000% more.
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  • Bleaktrotter
    JonnyDoughSmaller process = cheaper manufacturing. Intel makes more now than ever. These prices are still ridiculous.False. Smaller process = more expensive manufacturing.
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