Intel’s quad-core 2.33GHz Q8200 will retail at $224
Set to arrive in about a week, the Q8200 will be priced reasonably higher than the Q6600 which is now sold by Intel for $193.
Priced at $224, the Q8200 may have a higher FSB than the Q6600 – 1333 MHz compared to 1066 MHz, but it features a lower frequency (2.33 GHz) and half the amount of L2 cache – ‘just’ 4 MB. With these specs, the Q8200 can’t really expect to beat the Q6600 but Intel will continue to keep its price tag higher. As of now, the Q8200 can be pre-ordered in Europe for 173 Euro while the Q6600 can be bought for under 130 Euro. What’s Intel thinking, we don’t know, especially since most of AMD’s Phenom X4s, with all their flaws, are priced under $200.