Will the release of Core 2 Duo result in a dramatic price drop for the existing Pentium Ds? It's highly probably, and does make sense. Intel's goal is to phase out older cores like Smithfield as fast as possible, and one way to do that is to drop prices enough to where people will be inclined to buy them up by the dozens. The newest Core chips will be here in July, and every month that goes by sees a small price dip for Pentium D. Intel's release plan also involves releasing many chips that are in the same sector as lower to mid range chips, rather than just high end chips, which leaves very little room for older cores to stick around. Within a few months, P4-D may be the cheapest thing around in the Intel world, minus Celeron.