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More Intel Price Slashing on Quad-Core and Dual-Core Chips

Been saving to buy a new processor? Hold the phone, cause the prices are coming down again. Intel has slashed prices of certain Quad-Core and Dual-Core processors for desktops and inexpensive servers.

The price cuts have hit a new low in pricing, causing the entry level Dual-Core chips to put more strain on the low-end Celeron chip pricing. Starting from Oct 19th, 2008, Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 and Q6600 have been priced down to $193 and $183 — that’s a drop of 14 percent and 5 percent respectively.

With two Quad-Core processors now available for under $200, consumers now have the problem of deciding between Dual-Core chips with higher clock rates, or getting Quad-Core chips with lower clock rates. This is really nothing new since buyers were faced with the same decision a few years ago, between the Single-Core and Dual-Core offerings at the time.

Intel has also slashed prices of the E7300 from $133 down to $113 — a 15 percent change. The E2220 and E2200 down to $74 and $64 — 12 percent and 14 percent respectively. The Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors also seen a drop of 5 percent – down to $188.

The price drops, increased pressure on lower end processor sales only spells one thing — making way for new launches. Stay tuned!

  • Pei-chen
    They are already selling lower than the lower price online.
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  • physx7
    I was about to order an E7200 with my system... I wonder if I should swap it out with a E7300....?
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  • ravenware
    The q6600 has been hovering around 189.99 (at newegg) for quite some time now.
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  • joex444
    What dilemma? Buy a lower clocked quad core and overclock it to the speed that money would've got you with the dual core. Problem solved, quad cores and high speed.
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  • eklipz330
    Predatory pricing?
    Drop the q9650 god damnit >=
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  • jaragon13
    I was hoping atleast 20% for some of these...oh well.
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  • giovanni86
    Drop the price on the Q9550!! I want get it for half of what its worth, it would save me big time.
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  • zodiacfml
    it won't be long for quad processors to become mainstream.
    i think, the source of this trend is the limitation with clock speeds.
    every process shrink, it is more difficult to get higher clocks.
    adding cores is not the most effective, but it is the only way.
    no wonder, nehalem architecture is jam packed with upgrades to improve performance.
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  • lamorpa
    Translation (for anyone interested):

    Been saving to buy a new processor? Hold the phone, cause prices are coming down again. Intel has slashed prices of certain Quad-Core and Dual-Core processors for desktops and inexpensive servers.

    The price cuts causing the entry level Dual-Core chips to put more strain on the low-end Celeron chip pricing. Starting from Oct 19th, 2008, Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 and Q6600 $193 and $183 — that’s a drop of 14 percent and 5 percent respectively.

    With two Quad-Core processors now available for under $200, consumers have the problem of deciding between Dual-Core chips with higher clock rates or getting Quad-Core chips . This is nothing new since buyers were faced with the same decision a few years ago, between the Single-Core and Dual-Core offerings .

    Intel has also slashed prices of the E7300 from $133 to $113 — a 15 percent change. The E2220 and E2200 down to $74 and $64 — 12 percent and 14 percent respectively. The Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors also seen a drop of 5 percent – down to $188.

    The price drops and increased pressure on lower end processor sales only spells one thing — making way for new launches. Stay tuned!
    Reply
  • Shadow703793
    This spells trouble for AMD! :(. AMD needs to hurry up.
    Reply