Intel to revamp processor lineup for Q3 08

I'm hearing rumors from a number of sources that suggest that Intel is planning another round of price cuts for existing CPUs and also the introduction of new processors for Q3 08.

I'm hearing rumors from a number of sources that suggest that Intel is planning another round of price cuts for existing CPUs and also the introduction of new processors for Q3 08.

Price drops

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Here are some of the highlights from the rumored price drops:

  • Core 2 Quad Q9550 - New price: $316 | Old price: $530
  • Core 2 Quad Q6600 - New price: $203 | Old price: $224
  • Core 2 Duo E8500 - New price: $183 | Old price: $266
  • Core 2 Duo E8400 - New price: $163 | Old price: $183
  • Core 2 Duo E7200 - New price: $113 | Old price: $133

New CPUs

Here are the new processors you can expect:

  • Core 2 Quad Q9650 (3.0GHz, 45nm Yorkfield, 1,333MHz FSB, 12MB L2) - Price: $530
  • Core 2 Quad Q9400 (2.66GHz, 45nm Yorkfield, 1,333MHz FSB, 6MB L2) - Price: $266
  • Core 2 Duo E8600 (3.33GHz, 45nm Wolfdale, 1,333MHz FSB, 6MB L2) - Price: $266
  • Core 2 Duo E7300 (2.66GHz, 45nm Wolfdale, 1,066MHz FSB, 3MB L2) - Price: $133

Axed CPUs

Looks like the following CPUs could be dropped from the lineup:

  • Core 2 Quad Q9450
  • Core 2 Quad Q9300
  • Core 2 Quad Q6700