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

#1
farlex85
Wow bravo intel, $1000, thanks for being reasonable. :rolleyes:

If they wanna charge that much whatever, but don't call it moderate. That's absurd. I really hope bulldozer can overcome this, maybe make intel learn the meaning of the word "moderate." But hey, I guess that's what happens when your on top, you rip people off and they thank you for it. :laugh:
/little rant

I'm still wondering if unlocked multi will still be the name of the game w/ this. Seems due to the slightly different ratios of bus to multi some other method of extremeness may be necessary.
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#2
Megasty
farlex85 said:
Wow bravo intel, $1000, thanks for being reasonable. :rolleyes:

If they wanna charge that much whatever, but don't call it moderate. That's absurd. I really hope bulldozer can overcome this, maybe make intel learn the meaning of the word "moderate." But hey, I guess that's what happens when your on top, you rip people off and they thank you for it. :laugh:
/little rant

I'm still wondering if unlocked multi will still be the name of the game w/ this. Seems due to the slightly different ratios of bus to multi some other method of extremeness may be necessary.
We have gotten use to the sick 'extreme' CPU prices from Intel already :wtf: QX9770 for $1800 :cry: Its the best but still, GD. If that 12 core monster challeges the mighty bloomfield then we might see another NV-ATi. But Intel is no where near as dumb as NV. They won't be hit as hard as NV was with their high-end. But I still want it to happen ASAP.
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farlex85
Megasty said:
We have gotten use to the sick 'extreme' CPU prices from Intel already :wtf: QX9770 for $1800 :cry: Its the best but still, GD. If that 12 core monster challeges the mighty bloomfield then we might see another NV-ATi. But Intel is no where near as dumb as NV. They won't be hit as hard as NV was with their high-end. But I still want it to happen ASAP.
Yeah they wouldn't be hit at all, they would just lose a little profit. The extremes cost no more to make that the procs priced $1000 cheaper, they just have the feature of an unlocked multi. There are a few other features, but the profit on a proc like that is ridiculously high. Really, the other procs are just restricted, the capabilites are near the same. Nvidia and ati is a different battle, the costs are higher.
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#4
candle_86
dont you wish the L2 bridges where still there to be moded to unlock chips, granted only AMD did this, but wouldnt it be nice?
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I'm soo buying that 2.66 GHz part. :)
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#6
Wile E
Power User
btarunr said:
Any guesses on this thing's (3.20 GHz Bloomfield) FSB multiplier? :twitch:
From the ES shots I've seen, I'd say it's 24.

Weer said:
Yeah, you would. You rich son-of-a-bitch. :cool:
I have one, and I make less than DaMulta. Big tax returns help. ;)
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#7
Hayder_Master
DaMulta said:
I love my Extreme:)
everyone love extreme , but no everyone ready to pay more than 1000$ for cpu
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#8
PCpraiser100
I'm still laughing at people who go for Extreme Intel Processors. I usually go for processors that is just enough not to bottle neck my overall setup. Yes, I know the Extreme can overclock very well but if you think about cheaper processors in the Yorkfield family, like the Q9450, the technologies they have are so similar that the gap you get between the two in games like Half-life 2 or Crysis don't make the Extreme a worthwhile investment. Look at the Wolfdales, they can overclock amazingly well due to their low voltage cores, as a result they cream the competition since they reach 4GHz, and 3.6 GHz can also be reached through the stock cooler, which means Christmas from Intel. So just overclock the Wolfdales and you save about $750 which you can spend on a tw0-way dual core SLI setup lol. However, without the Extreme series Intel will not have that many abilities to discover new methods for the next generation of processors, like melting the CPU off the motherboard even when liquid nitrogen is applied lol.
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