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Intel makes half-hearted price cuts

Intel has just made a few half-hearted price cuts to their CPU range. Mostly these cuts affect the Celeron D lines. Why are the cuts half-hearted? Because Intel doesn't really have much in the way of serious competition from AMD right now.

Intel has just made a few half-hearted price cuts to their CPU range.  Mostly these cuts affect the Celeron D lines.  Why are the cuts half-hearted?  Because Intel doesn't really have much in the way of serious competition from AMD right now.

So, what do we have?

  • Celeron D down by between 8% and 22% (the cheapest of the Celeron Ds, the 326 (2.53GHz, 256k L2) and the 315 (2.26GHz, 256k L2) cost $34/1000 while the most expensive, the 360 (3.46GHz, 512k L2) now costs $69/1000)
  • The Intel Celeron M 420 (1.6GHz, 1M L2) is down by 20% to $86/1000 while the 430 (1.73GHz, 1M L2) is down 36%, also priced at $86
  • The Intel Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, 2x1M L2) is down 18% to $93/1000 while the price of the 915 (2.8 GHz, 2 x 2M L2) is cut by 15%, down to $113/1000
  • The Core Duo L2400 (1,66GHz, 2M L2) down by 10%, down to $284/1000

Some notable new entries to the price list include:

  • The 65nm Celeron M 440 and 450 - clocked at 1.86GHz and 2.0GHz respectively (and priced at $107/1000 and $134/1000 respectively)
  • The Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processors - T5500, T5600, T7200, T7400, and the T7600, ranging from 1.66GHz, 2M L2 to 2.33GHz, 4M L2.  Prices range from $209/1000 to a whopping $637/1000

Expect the next price cuts in November when the quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 "Kentsfield" is released and then in January when Intel launches the Core 2 Quad Q6600.

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