Monday, January 19th 2009

Intel January Core 2 Series and Xeon Price Cuts Announced

Intel has officially announced the January price reductions for its Core 2 processors. Below are all processors that have their prices changed after January 18th. For the full list of Intel processors and their MSRPs, please click here.
    Intel Core 2 Quad processor Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • Q9650 (12M L2 cache 3.00GHz 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $530 to $316 -> 40%
  • Q9550 (12M L2 cache 2.83GHz 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $316 to $266 -> 16%
  • Q9400 (6M L2 cache 2.66GHz 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $266 to $213 -> 20%
  • Q8300 (4M L2 cache 2.50GHz 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $224 to $183 -> 18%
  • Q8200 (4M L2 cache 2.33GHz 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $193 to $163 -> 16%


  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • E7400 (3M L2 cache, 2.80GHz, 1066MHz FSB45nm) $133 to $113 -> 5%

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core processor Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • E5300 (2M L2 cache 2.60GHz 800MHz FSB 45nm) $86 to $74 -> 14%
  • E5200 (2M L2 cache 2.50GHz 800MHz FSB 45nm) $84 to $64 -> 24%
  • E2220 (1M L2 cache 2.40GHz 800MHz FSB 65nm) $74 to $64 -> 14%

  • Intel Celeron Dual Core processor Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • E1400 (512K L2 cache 2.00GHz 800MHz FSB 65nm) $53 to $43 -> 19%

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor Mobile (FCBGA6/A8 - FCPGA6/A8) Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • P8600 (3M L2 cache 2.40GHz 1066MHz FSB 45nm) $241 to $209 -> 13%

  • Intel Celeron processor Mobile (uFCPGA) Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • 585 (1M L2 cache 2.66GHz 667MHz FSB 65nm) $107 to $70 -> 35%
  • 570 (1M L2 cache 2.26GHz 533MHz FSB 65nm) $134 to $70 -> 48%
  • 560 (1M L2 cache 2.13GHz 533MHz FSB 65nm) $107 to $70 -> 35%
  • 540 (1M L2 cache 1.86GHz 533MHz FSB 65nm) $86 to $70 -> 19%
  • 530 (1M L2 cache 1.73GHz 533MHz FSB 65nm) $86 to $70 -> 19%

  • Intel Xeon processor Server UP(LGA 775) Dec'08 (12/28) Jan'0 9 (01/18) %Decrease
  • X3370 (12M L2 cache 3.00GHz (95W) 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $530 to $316 -> 40%
  • X3360 (12M L2 cache 2.83GHz (95W) 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $316 to $266 -> 16%
  • X3350 (12M L2 cache 2.66GHz (95W) 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $316 to $266 -> 16%
  • X3330 (6M L2 cache 2.66GHz (95W) 1333MHz FSB 45nm) $266 to $224 -> 16%
Source: Intel
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38 Comments on Intel January Core 2 Series and Xeon Price Cuts Announced

#1
francis511
Anyone know if this will affect U.K. prices ?
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#2
Weer
What, no i7 price drops yet? Something tells me there will never be i7 price drops, just as there will never be competition for them.
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#3
ShadowFold
by: Weer
What, no i7 price drops yet? Something tells me there will never be i7 price drops, just as there will never be competition for them.
Why make it cheaper? They don't have any competition. The Phenom II's are competing with the Core2 CPU's.
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Weer
by: ShadowFold
Why make it cheaper? They don't have any competition. The Phenom II's are competing with the Core2 CPU's.
Yes, that was precisely my point. You hit the nail that hit the nail on the head.
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#5
REVHEAD
by: ShadowFold
Why make it cheaper? They don't have any competition. The Phenom II's are competing with the Core2 CPU's.
To deplete there stocks, they want to ramp up production of there I series, and they cant do this while there are still truckloads of Socket 775 stuff glogging there inventory.
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#6
Bundy
by: ShadowFold
Why make it cheaper? They don't have any competition. The Phenom II's are competing with the Core2 CPU's.
Much of their manufacturing is probably in countries that have slipped with exchange rate against the US dollar. This makes them cheaper in USD for Intel.

For the countries that have had exchange rate losses (most), these changes may delay the price rises we are expecting.
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#7
Weer
by: REVHEAD
To deplete there stocks, they want to ramp up production of there I series, and they cant do this while there are still truckloads of Socket 775 stuff glogging there inventory.
If you were to pay attention, we were talking about the i7's, not the C2D's.
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#8
z1tu
If you were to pay attention, we were talking about the i7's, not the C2D's.
he only said "they want to ramp the production of their I series" meaning i7, and to do that they need to get rid of the C2D.... stop picking on people and learn to read
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Weer
by: z1tu
he only said "they want to ramp the production of their I series" meaning i7, and to do that they need to get rid of the C2D.... stop picking on people and learn to read
I beg your pardon, sir. I did not mean that as an insult.
He was clearly talking about the 775 price drops, talking about ramping up production of the i-series in correlation with that. Where as, we were talking about i7 price drops.
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#10
Urbklr
"E7400 (3M L2 cache, 2.80GHz, 1066MHz FSB45nm) $133 to $1131 -> 5%"

:twitch: Might wana fix that:p
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#11
Darren
Weer,

From what I understood, REVHEAD is saying the socket 775/Core 2 price drop is encouraging production to continue, however he feels that production for socket 775/Core 2 should slow down to make way for the i7 platforms.

Perhaps the Core 2 price drop will allow Intel to sell their unwanted stock in Core 2 products that are sitting in the warehouse loosing money by the second, once the stock has been sold they can concentrate on the i7.

There was nothing wrong with that suggestion :)
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#12
z1tu
yes what he said :laugh:
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#14
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Its says the E7400 is $133 to $1131,lol.
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#15
Weer
by: Darren
Weer,

From what I understood, REVHEAD is saying the socket 775/Core 2 price drop is encouraging production to continue, however he feels that production for socket 775/Core 2 should slow down to make way for the i7 platforms.

Perhaps the Core 2 price drop will allow Intel to sell their unwanted stock in Core 2 products that are sitting in the warehouse loosing money by the second, once the stock has been sold they can concentrate on the i7.

There was nothing wrong with that suggestion :)
Right, except for relevance, according to my view back then.
See, I thought he said that they were selling the older generation CPU's for cheap in order to deplete their current stocks of it, and thus make enough money to wheel the production of I-series CPU's. While not rel relevant, it's still interesting, and of course no insult was meant as such.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Looks like the X3370 is the chip for me...
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#17
Weer
by: newtekie1
Looks like the X3370 is the chip for me...
No, dude! Wait for the Xeon i7's.
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#18
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Nah, not upgrade to i7 for at least 6 months to a year. I need one last 775 upgrade to last me until then.
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#19
silkstone
Cool i need a new processor, i'll wait till these come into effect to get my new quad :)
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#20
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
E7400 (3M L2 cache, 2.80GHz, 1066MHz FSB45nm) $133 to $1131 -> 5%

pretty sure that isnt a reduction and more than 5%
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#21
Weer
by: newtekie1
Nah, not upgrade to i7 for at least 6 months to a year. I need one last 775 upgrade to last me until then.
But dude.. why waste your money on a 775? Spend a little more and get i7 or save the money.
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#22
Weer
by: Solaris17
E7400 (3M L2 cache, 2.80GHz, 1066MHz FSB45nm) $133 to $1131 -> 5%

pretty sure that isnt a reduction and more than 5%
Oh will you people stop? It's already been pointed out and I'm sure Malware will see it and correct it as soon as he's done doing whatever important task we all know he's doing.
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#23
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: Weer
Oh will you people stop? It's already been pointed out and I'm sure Malware will see it and correct it as soon as he's done doing whatever important task we all know he's doing.
chill
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#24
Weer
by: Solaris17
chill
No offense.
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#25
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: Weer
Oh will you people stop? It's already been pointed out and I'm sure Malware will see it and correct it as soon as he's done doing whatever important task we all know he's doing.
I actually didn't see someone already posted about it before me.:shadedshu
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