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Intel Could Price its Next Highest Offering At Moderate Price

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    "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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    thanks for the bit :)

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    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 $800.
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    The moderate prices are merely Intel's tool to encourage migration to their new sockets. :)
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    And rather solid encouragement it is. If they do that, I may be able to go top end again at tax time.
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    As long as they dont make up for it with expensive chipsets for manufacturers. Cus this new socket is going to involve new mobos for everyone upgrading to it.
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    Nehalem 2.66ghz next, thank you very much. Will do just fine for me.
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    that was my first thought.also IMO Intel wants to place AMD in a more disadvantage place living no place for them in the market.we are seeing another M$oft IMO
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    Any guesses on this thing's (3.20 GHz Bloomfield) FSB multiplier? :twitch:
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    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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    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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    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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    way to point that one out ;)

    people will ocmplain about what they are told to complain about
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    Intel actually provides us with power whereas microshaft profides slushware
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    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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    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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    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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    I love my Extreme:)
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    Yeah, you would. You rich son-of-a-bitch. :cool:
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    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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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I cant wait to see AMD's response to this. They haven't said anything about their prices yet.

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