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Intel Slashes the Prices of Several Core 2 Duo CPUs, Cuts the Price of C2Q6600

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    Pentium developer Intel, today slashed the prices of several Core 2 Duo processors, and most notably has slashed the price of its 65nm Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU. The price of Core 2 Quad Q6600 drops 14%, from $224 to $193 in 1000 units tray quantity. In addition to making its most popular quad-core CPU cheaper, Intel has also slashed the prices of three 45nm dual-core Core 2 Duos. The Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is now 31% cheaper, from $266 to $183. Intel's Core 2 Duo E8400 and E7200 CPUs are now 11% and 15% cheaper, fixed at $163 and $113 respectively.

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    Wow. That's a killer deal on the E8500.
     
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    I was wondering how I got a Q6600 for $199 on the weekend :p...
     
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    The q6600 has the new price here in the UK, but I havent seen a drop for the wolfdales yet. Price drop just in time for me to buy. :D
     
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    Too much stock, too little time (before Nehalem CPUs, E8600, Q9400, Q9650). Q6600 is still an awesome chip.
     
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    I'm waiting on the Q9550 to be slashed! But, A Quad under $200... WOW...
     
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    nice nice... Q6600's even the worst batches still manage 3GHz, so <$200 for a 3GHz quad core = winnnnnnner
     
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    i will quote myself on this one..........

    ^^^ i said that a week ago.
     
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    AMD needs to drop the price on those tri-cores quick, because right now they ain't worth the money they're charging (compared to those E8400's and E7200's).
     
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    Wow, I'm really tempted to pick up another Q6600. At under $200, they are a steal. Even at stock speeds, they will play anything out there.
     
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    i got my mind made up!
     
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    Haha, they came a little late on this deal, my nearby computer lowered the prices on the Q6600 to $195 weeks ago.
     
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    Yay for me!(if you see my thread in general hardware you will know why)
     
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    Well my next play system was going to use the E8400 but not anymore.
     
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    Agreed. E8500 finally makes some sense over E8400.
     
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    The E8400, E8500 are the E0 stepping?
     
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