Friday, July 18th 2008

Intel Could Price its Next Highest Offering At Moderate Price

"Moderate" is a very relative term here. The Taiwanese industry observer DigiTimes reports that the next highest desktop CPU offering from the silicon giant Intel wouldn't be priced like the current Core 2 Extreme QX9770, QX9775. It could be as much as US $500 cheaper, that's $999 in 1,000 unit tray quantities. Expect the PIB (processor in a box) unit to cost on par with the current Core 2 Extreme QX9650. The highest offering from what we know, is a 3.20 GHz Bloomfield core based processor with in the LGA 1366 package.

In addition to this 3.20 GHz Extreme CPU, Intel will also introduce a performance version clocked at 2.93 GHz and quoted at US$562, and a mainstream version running at 2.66GHz and carrying a price tag of US$284. All three models will run on X58 chipset motherboards with the new LGA 1366 socket.Source: DigiTimes
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33 Comments on Intel Could Price its Next Highest Offering At Moderate Price

#2
From_Nowhere
So Nehalem won't be priced through the roof... sweet. I was expecting the 2.6GHz part to be in the neighborhood of $500 and the 2.9GHz part to be around $800.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The moderate prices are merely Intel's tool to encourage migration to their new sockets. :)
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#4
Wile E
Power User
by: btarunr
The moderate prices are merely Intel's tool to encourage migration to their new sockets. :)
And rather solid encouragement it is. If they do that, I may be able to go top end again at tax time.
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#5
alexp999
Staff
As long as they dont make up for it with expensive chipsets for manufacturers. Cus this new socket is going to involve new mobos for everyone upgrading to it.
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#6
HaZe303
Nehalem 2.66ghz next, thank you very much. Will do just fine for me.
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#7
$ReaPeR$
by: btarunr
The moderate prices are merely Intel's tool to encourage migration to their new sockets. :)
that was my first thought.also IMO Intel wants to place AMD in a more disadvantage place living no place for them in the market.we are seeing another M$oft IMO
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Wile E
And rather solid encouragement it is. If they do that, I may be able to go top end again at tax time.
Any guesses on this thing's (3.20 GHz Bloomfield) FSB multiplier? :twitch:
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#9
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
So can we conclude LGA1366 is going to be the mainstream socket? I'd really like to do a Nehalem build only to grab up one of the early boards for both crossfire+sli capabilities. Just curious .....
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#10
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
It's still a thousand dollars.

People flip out when their video card cost 500 instead of 199, but when they sell a CPU at 1000.00USD no one says anything.
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#11
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: btarunr
The moderate prices are merely Intel's tool to encourage migration to their new sockets. :)
either that^^^ or they want to keep AMD 'pinned down' through further aggressive marketing.

as simple as saying "Hey folks, want to own a top of the ranger hippity hoppety new kick ass CPU at Mice's Prices??"



go Figure
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: DaMulta
It's still a thousand dollars.

People flip out when their video card cost 500 instead of 199, but when they sell a CPU at 1000.00USD no one says anything.
way to point that one out ;)

people will ocmplain about what they are told to complain about
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#13
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: $ReaPeR$
that was my first thought.also IMO Intel wants to place AMD in a more disadvantage place living no place for them in the market.we are seeing another M$oft IMO
Intel actually provides us with power whereas microshaft profides slushware
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#14
Hayder_Master
i don't know what intel think when it release extreme , it very good cpu right but they kill the xeon , the extreme now better than xeon , and it is too much for normal users
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#15
PCpraiser100
FINALLY! I hope these quads shine the next generation of CPU as today's quads are getting their asses kicked by the E8000 dual-core series.
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#16
$ReaPeR$
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
Intel actually provides us with power whereas microshaft profides slushware
i made a comparison of the monopolistic behavior that Intel is showing by trying to leave no place in the market for AMD.is my statement clear enough for you now?
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#17
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: hayder.master
i don't know what intel think when it release extreme , it very good cpu right but they kill the xeon , the extreme now better than xeon , and it is too much for normal users
I love my Extreme:)
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#18
Weer
by: DaMulta
I love my Extreme:)
Yeah, you would. You rich son-of-a-bitch. :cool:
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#19
Megasty
I can completely do up to a grand for a CPU (considering how much I've spent on GPUs :D) But anything over that is just sick. All the better for it to be the best.
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#20
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: Weer
Yeah, you would. You rich son-of-a-bitch. :cool:
Far Far from rich, I make less than 20k a year ATM. I do make extra doing things around town that off sets the balance for me.

Good thing I live in Oklahoma were you don't have to make tons of money to live a decent life.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Weer
Yeah, you would. You rich son-of-a-bitch. :cool:
im 17 and i can get any AMD chip i want :toast: you just have to know were to get what you want
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#22
Megasty
by: cdawall
im 17 and i can get any AMD chip i want :toast: you just have to know were to get what you want
There are plenty of ways to get high-end gear w/o paying ridiculous prices for it. Even if I didn't have my connection I still have my family.
Intel's cruddy program is what a helluva lot of ppl are taking adv of...& I do have a sister that's a Walmart manager :p
Too bad I have no need for another QX6850.
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#23
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Its still ridiculous. It used to piss me off when AMDs FX 5X and 6X procs were 999/1000 units. Intel was always ridiculously high. $1000 for a cpu is still too much money. $500 tops is all it should be.
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#24
ShadowFold
I cant wait to see AMD's response to this. They haven't said anything about their prices yet.
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#25
zithe
by: DaMulta
It's still a thousand dollars.

People flip out when their video card cost 500 instead of 199, but when they sell a CPU at 1000.00USD no one says anything.
Video cards get better faster, CPUs don't seem to need replacing *as much*. How much better does a Q9600 perform over a Q6600? Not a heck of a lot, I'd say. Now look at the difference between the x1950xtx and the 4870. Similar time span, large difference in improvement. Would you rather pay 1000 dollars and keep the CPU for 3 years or pay 400-500 every 6 months for *a* new card? =P
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