Intel slashes more CPU prices

According to Digitimes, Intel is readying for a massive price cut across its Core 2 and Pentium DualCore CPU ranges.

Unfortunately, the i7 will not be coming down in price.

Intel already made significant price cuts across the Core 2 range in late January. The new price cuts target some of the CPUs that were left out of the original trimming, but the Q8300 will be back for its second reduction in 6 months.

New Price Cuts

April 19

Core 2 Quad Q9300 – Old Price $266 – New Price $213 – Reduction 19.92%

Core 2 Quad Q9550S – Old Price $369 – New Price $320 – Reduction 13.28%

Core 2 Quad Q9400S – Old Price $320 – New Price $277 – Reduction 13.44%

Core 2 Quad Q8200S – Old Price $245 – New Price $213 – Reduction 13.06%

July 19

Core 2 Quad Q8300 – Old Price $183 – New Price $163 – Reduction 10.93%

Core 2 Duo E7500 – Old Price $133 – New Price $113 – Reduction 15.04%

Pentium Dual-Core E5400 – Old Price $84 – New Price $74 – Reduction 11.90%

Pentium Dual-Core E5300 – Old Price $74 – New Price $64 – Reduction 13.51%

Celeron Dual-Core E1500 – Old Price $53 – New Price $43 – Reduction 18.87%

Digitimes credits the information as coming from various motherboard makers.

This is not the first price cut that the Q8300 has seen. In January the CPU was slashed from $224 to $183.

The new price cut takes it right down to $163, making total reduction of $61.

The reduction will surely put pressure on AMD to bring down the price of their Phenom II CPUs.

The Q8300 competes quite closely with AMD’s Phenom II 920, losing by a slight margin in the performance stakes. However, at $33 cheaper the Q8300 may be said to offer better value, a situation which AMD will want to avoid.

 

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