In move that will likely hit AMD's bottom line, Intel has cut the prices of fourteen processors. The most dramatic cut - the Q6700, the price of which has been slashed by 50%.
The quad-core 2.66GHz Xeon X3230 also has its price slashed by 50% (was $530, now $266).
The 2.66GHz quad-core Q6700 now sells for $266, down from $530. This price point was previously occupied by the entry-level 2.4GHz Q6600. The Q6700 now represents the best bang-for-the-buck quad-core processor available.
Other notable price tweaks:
- Q6600, 2.4GHz quad-core - Now: $244 (was $266)
- E6850, 3.0GHz, dual-core - Now: $183 (was $266)
- E4600, 2.4GHz, dual-core - Now: $113 (was $133)
No changes at the "Extreme" end of the hardware scale.
Complete list of changes available here (PDF).