Intel published an amended price list late yesterday, which saw it drop the price of its top-end Core 2 Quad CPU - the Q9650 - by 40 percent, to $316 for wholesale customers.
There were a large number of other price reductions, all of which are shown in the table below. Intel's three new Core i7 CPUs, however, were not among them and neither were any Atoms.
Those processor numbers starting with a 'Q' are desktop Core 2 Quads, those with 'E' are desktop dual core, the 'P' is a mobile Core 2 Duo and those with 'X' are Xeon server CPUs.
The CPUs without letter prefixes are mobile Celerons, which Intel appears to have decided should all cost $70. It's not clear, therefore, why anyone would buy anything other than the 585, which has the highest clock speed by some way.
As a reminder: the published price of the AMD Phenom II X4 240 BE is $275 and the Phenom II X4 920 is $235. There was no change to the AMD price list at time of writing.
|Model number||Price ($)||Decrease (%)|