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Intel drops prices of desktop CPUs

by Scott Bicheno on 20 July 2009, 18:35

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Core i5 time?

Intel updated its price list over the weekend and it focused on cutting prices within pretty much all its desktop CPU families bar the latest - Core i7.

The cuts are mainly of the order of 13-14 percent and affected products are within the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium and Celeron families.

This move raises the possibility that we'll be seeing the new Lynnfield Core i5 processors a fair bit earlier than expected, as well as the advertised wholesale re-brand of its processor naming scheme.

Here are all the affected products and their new prices:


Processor Old price ($) New price ($) Decrease (%)
Q9400 213 183 14
Q9300 213 183 14
Q8400 183 163 11
Q8300 183 163 11
Q9400S 277 245 12
Q8400S 245 213 13
E7500 133 113 15
E6300 84 81 4
E5400 84 74 12
E5300 74 64 14
E1500 53 43 19

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But not on the Q9550/9650, then this would of been worth it :)
I agree, those are the ones I'd be most interested in if I were upgrading.
no i7 920 price drops? :P
no i7 920 price drops? :P
That does suck. Got an i7 build in the works :rolleyes:
I bet i7 will drop shortly after i5 is launched, but for now there needs to be a gap large enough so that i3 (775), i5 and i7 have distinctive price points so they don't compete as much with each other.