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.[poll id=3]