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Feyy
01-20-09, 09:23 AM
(Reuters) - Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has cut the price of some processors by as much as 48 percent as it confronts slumping demand and new lower-cost chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Bloomberg reported.

The price of Celeron 570 processors, designed for laptops, dropped 48 percent to $70 whereas one of the company's quad-core desktop-computer models, which have four processors on one piece of silicon, dropped 40 percent to $316, the news agency said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE50J3SQ20090120

Looking to strengthen its position as the world’s leading microprocessor manufacturer, Intel has hacked down the price of its mobile Celeron 570 chip (2.0GHz), taking it from $134 USD to $70 USD (the aforementioned 48 percent drop).

Similarly, both the quad-core Xeon X3370 (3.0GHz) and quad-core Intel Core 2 Q9650 (3.0GHz) platforms have fallen from $530 USD to $316 USD (a solid drop of 40 percent).

Various other Intel processors have taken a pricing plunge, although most of them carry the Celeron branding. Specifically, the 540 and 530 lines have seen a 19 percent cut, while the 560 and 585 devices have fallen by 35 percent.

A trio of other Xeon processors, the X3360 (2.83GHz), the X3350 (2.66GHz) and the X3330 (2.66GHz), have seen 16 percent price drops, while the dual-core Pentium E5200 has dropped by 24 percent to $64 USD.

From AMD’s standpoint, the chipmaker rolled out a duo of impressive quad-core Phenom II processors on January 08 of 2009, which equate to the company’s most powerful products that deliver comparable performance with Intel’s chips while priced at just $235 USD and $275 USD.

http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/200904/2818/Intel-beats-its-chip-chest-via-sweeping-price-cuts

:D

Bearclaw
01-20-09, 09:34 AM
Celeron? No thanks.

nemecb
01-20-09, 10:20 AM
Hooray for AMD being back in the game!

Feyy
01-20-09, 10:28 AM
Celeron? No thanks.

Quad-core Intel Core 2 Q9650 (3.0GHz) platforms have fallen from $530 USD to $316 USD. Failclaw

Bearclaw
01-20-09, 10:34 AM
Quad-core Intel Core 2 Q9650 (3.0GHz) platforms have fallen from $530 USD to $316 USD. Failclaw

I saw that. Most of the article, and the drops, concern the mobile celeron chips though.

Ghosthunter
01-20-09, 11:22 AM
Wonder is it worth it to upgrade from E8400 to the Q9650

Anyone think it worth $349?

Only game I can think of seeing an advantage is GTA 4? right?

Madpistol
01-20-09, 11:56 AM
Hooray for AMD being back in the game!

I agree. Put pressure on the machine and keep moving forward! :D

Intel will drop the prices on more products as AMD's production of lower-end products ramps up.