Intel cuts desktop CPU prices

By on July 20, 2009, 2:02 PM
Intel updated its desktop processor price list over the weekend, with several chips going down a notch ahead of the back-to-school season and AMDís earnings announcement tomorrow. The cuts range from 11 to 19 percent and affected products are within the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium and Celeron families Ė pretty much every desktop CPU line except for the Core i7.

On the Core 2 Quad front, Intelís 2.66GHz Q9400 was cut 14 percent to $183 from $213, while its low power Q9400S variant was cut 12 percent to $245 from $277. The Q8400 and Q8400S fell 11 and 13 percent respectively to $163 and $213, while the 2.5GHz Q8300 also dropped 11 percent to $163 from $183.

Meanwhile, the 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo E7500 fell 15 percent to $113 from $133, Pentium desktop chips got cuts ranging from 4 up to 14 percent, and the 2.2GHz Celeron E1500 was reduced 19 percent to $43 from $53. The move comes as Intel prepares to introduce new Lynnfield processors in early September and gradually re-brand its desktop CPU lineup focusing on three main designations: Core i3, Core i5, and the high-end Core i7.




Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.