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Intel Prices Q9550 at $316, Intros Four New 45nm Processors

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Following the official name scheme confirmation of the Nehalem processors, Intel today also slashed the price of its Core 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83 GHz) CPU by a massive 40% from $530 to $316 in 1000-unit tray quantities. In addition Intel introduced today four new CPUs, confirming the Sunday information posted on our site here:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz 3MB L2 cache - $133
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz 6MB L2 cache - $266
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 (45nm) 2.66GHz 1333MHz FSB 6MB L2 cache - $266
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (45nm) 3.0GHz 12MB L2 cache - $576
Later on, Intel will release a third Core 2 Quad processor, the Q8200 CPU working at 2.33GHz.

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Wonder if they'll be able to take that Q9550 up to 4Ghz, like the 8400 does/
 
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The E8600 looks to be an awesome overclocker as it's the new E0 stepping. Shame it doesn't cost £140, closer to £185 which is total BS. It's cheaper to pay some1 in US to ship it over here!
 

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I agree oli,we will just get screwed on that great price.

Any of you in the usa want to open up a shop for us poor brits? :p
 
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bta put up something yesterday in the same vein
 

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (45nm) 3.0GHz 12MB L2 cache - $316
That price can't be right... I would expect it to be a little higher than the Q9550. I thought the Q9650 was supposed to be in the $550 range.
 

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That price can't be right... I would expect it to be a little higher than the Q9550. I thought the Q9650 was supposed to be in the $550 range.
Fixed it. $316 is the new price for Q9550. Pretty neat price.
 
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Damn! I paid $329 for my Q9450 five weeks ago. :banghead:
 

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the specs on that E8600 reminds me of one of their extreme dual core procs...
 
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Explains the recent price drops. With the E8500 at $185 I think that E8600 will be kindof a hard sale, especially as those would be the two I would be looking at right now.

So who's going to OC these to 6ghz : D
 

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Anyone know the difference between the new Q9650 and the QX9650? There dosen't seem to be any difference between them except for the $500 bankroll.
 
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Anyone know the difference between the new Q9650 and the QX9650? There dosen't seem to be any difference between them except for the $500 bankroll.
The QX9650 has an unlocked multiplier.
 

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have i not been talking about a price drop for 3 weeks now? ppl dont listen to the wiser ones around here.

i will be posting some results with my nice new toy. i've got some damn good OC's so far and i will be posting some screenshots soon.

HINT: my chips listed in the list in the OP.
 
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