Intel Slashes Prices and Silently Launches New Models

Intel is set to cut prices for its Core 2 dual and quad-core products next week, online retailers have already taken the plunge. The chip giant also launched the Core 2 Duo E6320 and E6420, now with 4MB of L2 cache. Intel prices the new E6x20 models the same as the E6x00 models. Under the new pricing structure, Intel offers its Core 2 processors starting at $113 per unit, in 1,000 unit quantities.

Intel Core 2 Model - Core Frequency - Q2'07 Pricing - Newegg - ZipZoomFly

  • Q6600 - 2.40 GHz - $530 - $659 - $559.99
  • E6700 - 2.66 GHz - $316 - $485 - $340.90
  • E6600 - 2.40 GHz - $224 - $235 - $234
  • E6420 - 2.13 GHz - $183 - N/A - $199
  • E6400 - 2.13 GHz - $183 - $196 - $194
  • E6320 - 1.86 GHz - $163 - N/A - $175
  • E6300 - 1.86 GHz - $163 - $176 - $175
  • E4400 - 2.00 GHz - $133 - N/A - $149
  • E4300 - 1.80 GHz - $113 - $135 - $129
Despite the mild Q2'2007 price cuts, Intel plans to aggressively cut prices on its complete lineup in Q3'2007, with the exception of the recently launched Core 2 Extreme QX6800. Under the Q3'2007 pricing, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 falls to $266 per unit, in 1,000 unit quantities. Intel also plans to release refreshed Core 2 Duo processors with 1333 MHz front-side buses ranging from $163 to $266 per unit, in 1,000 unit quantities.

News source: DailyTech

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