View Full Version : Intel quad core price drops
wow is all I can say. It looks to me like Intel is really out to stomp AMD in the ground.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core LGA775 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail for 289.99 CAD...
That sick, and only 100$ more then an X2 6000+ from AMD...
07-21-2007, 03:47 PM
Hmmm...might upgrade the E6600 Duo sooner then I thought.
07-21-2007, 04:29 PM
u got a link for that?
xXx Duffy xXx
07-21-2007, 05:04 PM
While AMD AM2+ processors are due out in Q3, Intel announced another plan on price reduction just 3 months after the previous drop on April 22. With a remarkable cut at 50%, AMD is facing another harsh battle with Intel.
As reported before, Intel has had hinted a price drop in Q3, expecting a second price drop someday in August and September. However, the exact date turns out surprisingly on July 22 as the first hand information we have received. Undoubtedly, the move give certain impact on the sales of AMD processors. Not until the release of next-generation AM2+ processors, itís hard for AMD to get profit from their existing products.
In the most updated plan, Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB) will be further cut to $266, a second drop within 4 months since its release on March with 68.7% accumulated price drop. For the original price segment of Core 2 Quad Q6600, now it will be replaced by a new model Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB), pricing at $530.
For the mainstream desktop processors, while Core 2 Duo E6000 family has no price update information at this moment, its relatives, Core 2 Duo 6050 family which features 1333MHz FSB releasing on July 22, has got a very impressive price advantage. The 3 models including E6550 (2.33GHz), E6750 (2.66GHz), and E6850 (3GHz) are only priced at $266, $183, and $163, around 40% cheaper than its 1066MHz version. Together with the new release of Bearlake featuring 1333MHz FSB, the both releases are expected to have great sales.
For the Value segment, Core 2 Duo E4500 will be a new release on July 22. Featuring 2.2GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB, its price is set at $133, while E4400 will further drop to $113.
Taken from ...... http://tech4sure.blogspot.com/2007/05/intel-cpu-price-cuts-july-22-quad-core.html
xXx Duffy xXx
07-21-2007, 05:06 PM
Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz ..... 299.99 US /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Object X</div><div class="ubbcode-body">u got a link for that? </div></div>
07-21-2007, 06:39 PM
07-22-2007, 10:45 PM
I'm ordering mine tomorrow. What is a good mobo and ram to pair up with this?
07-22-2007, 11:51 PM
something involving a 690 nvidia chipset and some badass corsair 1066mhz mem?
07-23-2007, 10:01 AM
The biggest decision for mobo is weather you want to go SLI / Crossfire now, or in the future. Can save or cost you alot of money. I think Asus have a ton of solid s775 mobos to choose from, with the 680i chipset as well as the new Intel chipsets.
07-23-2007, 03:29 PM
gonna be orderin my quad core today. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
07-23-2007, 08:30 PM
I was going to but now there is the whole stepping question as Intel has released one that runs at a lower voltage and will be a good bit better for overclocking. I think I might go with the EVGA mobo.
07-23-2007, 09:03 PM
i dont think ill be overclockin mine at all. 4 x 2.4ghz 2MB L2 cache cpus is plenty o cpu power for now.
\m/ Rich \m/
07-24-2007, 05:53 AM
yep... definitely selling my rig now.
07-24-2007, 08:52 AM
I think I may have to do some research. I am probably good to go with just a cpu change in my current rig...but then, I am wanting a new lens next month also..hmmm.
07-24-2007, 01:21 PM
It worked out to 810 bucks delivered for ram, cpu and mobo.
07-24-2007, 02:29 PM
I will wait my curent stuff still does the job.
07-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Intel is OK, but i am waiting on AMD.
07-24-2007, 11:37 PM
You might have to wait a long time, much like waiting on ATI.
\m/ Rich \m/
07-25-2007, 06:06 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tormented Soul</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz ..... 299.99 US /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif </div></div>
Duffy, that link points to a 375$ USD q6600,
ncix has it right now fir 300-ish CDN.
07-26-2007, 09:32 PM
Mine is on the way and the total before rebates was 692. I ordered a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo,Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor , and a set of Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory. It was a daunting task to pick out a mobo. I spent hrs reading and each board had good points but for price vs. the performance I chose the Gigabyte. Luckily my water block for my AMD fits this cpu also.
I was always under the impression you needed 1066 DDR2 memory?
07-28-2007, 03:25 PM
I was with AMD for a long time but I'm going to put my old AMD parts in the Thermaltake case and buy an Intel setup.
Going with an Asus p5n32-e sli mobo w/the 680i chipset/Intel core2 quad q6700 or the core2 extreme qx6850(if I can ebay enough old parts) and the 4gb kit of Corsair Dominator quad 2x4096-8500 c5df 5-5-5-15-2t
07-29-2007, 11:14 AM
what video cards are you guys using in those hi-end machines. i may have to jump ship too. just not familiar wit Intel jargon lol
07-29-2007, 11:31 AM
Why spend the money on the extreme quad core when the 300 dollar Q6600 G0 is hitting the same frequency or higher? If you use the old lame excuse of "over clocking shortens the life or warrantee issues" then concider you can purchase 2 -3 of the Q 6600's for the price of the other. I lucked out and got on of the new G0 steppings.
07-29-2007, 08:44 PM
Graphics card right now is an EVGA-GeForce 8800GTX 768MB KO ACS3
The card I am going to for now is the XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB DDR3 RoHS Dual DVI [censored]
http://xfxforce.com/web/product/listConf...ationId=1118128 (http://xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?series=GeForce%26tra de%3B+8800&productConfigurationId=1118128)
I'm hoping to be able to get a second one and run an SLI setup sometime in the future,maybe I can give up eating for a month or two.
Here are the differences between the processors
Intel Core2 Extreme Processor QX6850
Clock speed-3 GHZ
Front side bus-1333 MHZ
Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6700
Clock speed-2.66 GHZ
Front side bus-1066 MHZ
Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6600
Clock speed-2.40 GHZ
Front side bus-1066 MHZ
07-30-2007, 12:27 AM
Most are hitting 3.4 Ghz with the Q6600 without upping the voltage.
07-30-2007, 07:53 PM
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