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Intel January Core 2 Series and Xeon Price Cuts Announced

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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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Anyone know if this will affect U.K. prices ?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"E7400 (3M L2 cache, 2.80GHz, 1066MHz FSB45nm) $133 to $1131 -> 5%"

:twitch: Might wana fix that:p
 

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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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yes what he said :laugh:
 
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Booh! No price reductions on Xeon s771 :mad:
 

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Its says the E7400 is $133 to $1131,lol.
 

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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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Looks like the X3370 is the chip for me...
 

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#18

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#19
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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#20
Cool i need a new processor, i'll wait till these come into effect to get my new quad :)
 

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#21
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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#22
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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#23
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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#24
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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