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Intel Quad-core price cuts looming

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Posted March 14, 2007 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

The AMD-Intel price war peaked just after Intel launched its Core 2 Duo architecture; AMD aggressively cut prices on its Athlon 64 products the day after the Intel Core 2 Duo desktop launch. Intel will return the favor just in time for AMD’s next-generation processors.

Intel Core 2 Quad Cuts
Model
Core
Frequency
L2 Cache
FSB
Current Pricing
Q3’07
Pricing
QX6800 2.93 GHz 8MB 1066 MHz
n/a
$999
Q6700 2.66 GHz 8MB 1066 MHz
n/a
$530
Q6600 2.40 GHz 8MB 1066 MHz
$851
$266
Intel Core 2 Quad Cuts

In the original pricing schedule for the Q6600, Q3 ’07 was meant to see a price drop to $530, but the second AMD launch there next-gen chips, Intel plan to lower this to an incredible $266 per 1000,

Looks like the only winner here will be the consumer…



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