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Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

by Parm Mann on 19 September 2008, 13:08

Tags: Core 2 Quad Q6600, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), PC

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Reports suggest that Intel will once again cut the cost of its desktop processors on October 19th 2008.

The restructured pricing will affect both Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors, with price cuts of up to $20. Intel's hugely-popular 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 is expected to drop from $193 to $183, and the 2.3GHz Core 2 Quad Q8200 will take its place at $193 - down from $224.

On the dual-core front, Intel's 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo E7300 will fall from $133 to $113, and be joined by a new 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo E7400 part.

They aren't the biggest of price cuts, but we can expect Core 2 prices to continue dropping as Core i7 draws near. If you aren't planning a Core i7 upgrade this Christmas, it could be an opportune moment to pick up a Core 2 processor on the cheap.



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Phew, it's just as well I can't afford the rest of the bits for system upgrade at the moment then - It's a shame that some of my friends have already stumped up the cash for their system upgrades though - they will be fuming if I tell them they could have waited a month and gotten a better deal…

But, thinking about it, whilst that has happened to me before, if you always wait to see what price drops there are going to be, you'd end up never buying anything. ;)
You can nearly always wait another month and get more for your money.

It's one of the most reliable trends in computing.

Choosing the point before diminishing returns kick in is where its at if you really are the bargain hunter though….and these price-cuts are maximum $20. So, 5-10 quid if your lucky. Not worth waiting a month for IMO.
I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600…

AND after a price rise of £20 last month! God damn I'm really angry now!

I'm a student and I cant afford this bulltripe! After this computer I'm boycotting Intel!
richieuk
I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600…

AND after a price rise of £20 last month! God damn I'm really angry now!

I'm a student and I cant afford this bulltripe! After this computer I'm boycotting Intel!

lol, its not intel fault the price went up and you bought at the wrong time :rolleyes:

im buying end of october, please drop the Q9650 price to £275 or the E8600 to £140
richieuk
I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600…

Cancel the order, wait a month and save a tenner then :P