Intel CPU price list released: 10 – 20% price drops

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Intel’s updated pricing list of their desktop CPUs was let out from under wraps this week, showing an upcoming price drop of around 15% across the line. 

CPU Old Price New Price
April 19th
Core 2 Quad Q8400 $183
Core 2 Quad Q8400S $245
Core 2 Quad Q9300 $266 $213
Core 2 Quad Q9550S $369 $320
Core 2 Quad Q9400S $320 $277
Core 2 Quad Q8200S $245 $213
May 31st
Core i7 975 $999
Core i7 950 $562
Core 2 Duo E7600 $133
Pentium Dual Core E6300 $84
Celeron Dual Core E1600 $53
July 19th
Core 2 Quad Q8300 $183 $163
Core 2 Duo E7500 $133 $113
Pentium Dual Core E5400 $84 $74
Pentium Dual Core E5300 $74 $64
Celeron Dual Core E1500 $53 $43

The two new additions are the i7 975 and i7 950, processors that take Intel’s performance crown.  Replacing the i7 940 and 965, these two new chips will be clocked slightly higher but sold at the same price point as the old models.  Interestingly, there are more than a couple of Core 2 Quad quad-core CPUs that managed to be priced higher than the i7.  The i7 920 isn’t located on the graph because retaining the same value.




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