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Intel to Release New Chips, Cut Prices and More

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Following the release of two variants of dual and quad core processors (CPU) this Monday last (covered here), A new set of CPUs are lined up for release by the end of this month. Here's a quick round-up of things to come according to industrial sources:


    Product Additions
    • A cost-effective Core 2 Quad, model Q8200 with 4 MB of total L2 cache, 2.33 GHz of clock speed, price of US$224 in thousand-unit tray quantities
    • A value segment Pentium Dual Core E5200, 2.50 GHz priced at $84
    • Another value segment 65nm Conroe-L-based Celeron 450 CPU at 2.20GHz and price-tag of $53

    Pricing Changes
    Prices for certain products are subject to change in the month of October, noted sources.
    • The Q8200 drops from US$224 to US$203
    • Q6600 prices drop from US$193 to US$183
    • Core 2 Duo E7300 from US$133 to US$113
    • Pentium Dual Core E2220 from US$84 to US$74
    • Pentium E2200 from US$74 to US$64

    In the third quarter of this year, Intel's 45m Core 2 Quad CPU series will account for 6% of the company's total desktop CPU shipments, while 45nm Core 2 Duo E8000 and E7000 series will account for around 16% and 13%, respectively. 45nm Pentium E5000 series will account for less than 2% and Atom 200 series only 3%.

    Intel also plans to launch three Core i7 CPUs (Nehalem, Bloomfield core), a 3.2GHz extreme-level, a 2.93GHz performance-level and 2.66GHz mainstream-level, which will be priced at US$999, US$562 and US$284 in thousand-unit tray quantities and launch within the September thru October time-frame tentatively.

    Source: DigiTimes
  2. KieranD

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    If only in the UK i could get a Pentium E2200 for £32 because at the current exchange rate thats what the price of it is in the US.

    The real price is £50 in the UK.
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    $64 is £34.30 on todays exchange rate. add VAT onto that :( and you get £40.30

    Like you say, they are all £50 atm, so hopefully, give it a day or so, and the UK prices should update too.
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    The E5200 looks to be an interesting chip, something for the tight budgeted oc'er.:toast:
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    So the Q8200 is 7 multi, they should make a Q7200/Q7300 chip :-o (9.5x/10x) Bigger die would mean better heat transfer even without the solder and that would finally crush the Q6600 as the best price/performance quad.
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    a Quad core on an 800mhz bus would bottleneck bad
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Yeah, the 7 multi makes the Q8200 look pretty crappy. I would much rather see a 9x multi on one.
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    E7200 is 266mhz, not 200mhz and I'd want a lower FSB for higher OC of course. I don't mind if it bottlenecks for stock clock users :D But the time I go Quad, there is already a cheap Q8400 with 9 multi :)

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