|On the 20th of April Intel is yet again going to lower it's prices on several 65nm processors. Likely making room for the new 45nm processor.
Core 2 Quad Q6700 will drop from the current $527 suggested retail price to $270. The super popular Q6600 at 2.4GHz will drop from $270 to $229. At the same time, Intel plans to introduce its Core 2 Duo E8300 45nm based CPU with 6MB cache and 2.83GHz clock and it will start selling it for $169.
Then it's the Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz CPU with 2MB cache that will drop from $139 to $119. Pentium Dual core E2200 with 1MB cache and 2.2GHz clock speed will drop from current $87 to $77. Dual Core E2180 clocked at 2.0GHz clock will drop from current $77 to $67.
The last two price cuts will affect the Celeron 440 at 2.0GHz and 512KB cache, it will drop from current $54 to a new low of $45. The last planned price cut affects the Celeron 430 at 1.8GHz 512KB cache and FSB 800MHz. It will drop from current $45 to $35.
Not bad; check it out.
Processor type Old price (USD) New Price (USD)
Q6700 527 270
Q6600 270 229
E4600 139 119
E2200 87 77
E2180 77 67
Celeron 440 54 45
Celeron 430 45 35
E8300 nvt 169