New dual/quad core CPUs enter Intel price list, AMD drops prices

A quick look through Intel's updated price list (which was released over the weekend), shows a few bargain bucket additions to the list.

A quick look through Intel's updated price list (which was released over the weekend), shows a few bargain bucket additions to the list.

The first is the quad core Q8200 which comes in at $224. This is a 2.33GHz, 1,333MHz FSB piece which is based on 45nm architecture and comes fitted with 4MB of L2 cache (all the other Core 2 Quad processors are fitted with 6, 8 or 12MB of L2). The price puts the new Q8200 between two 65nm pieces - the Q6600 (2.4GHz, 8MB L2, 1,066MHz FSB, $193) and the Q6700 (2.66GHz, 8MB L2, 1,066MHz FSB, $266).

Another addition is a dual core piece - the E5200. This is a 2.5GHz, 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB processor based on 65nm technology. At $84 this is the cheapest Core 2 Duo offering.

Also released is a new Celeron D. The Celeron D 450 is a 2.2GHz piece. This is prices at $53 and is the fastest Celeron D in the Intel lineup.

On Monday AMD also announced a series of price cuts across the Phenom and Athlon range.

  • Phenom X4 9950 BE - Was: $235 | Now: $186
  • Phenom X4 9850 BE - Was: $194 | Now: $180
  • Phenom X4 9750 - Was: $215 | Now: $170
  • Phenom X4 9650 - Was: $195 | Now: $156
  • Phenom X3 8750 - Was: $175 | Now: $134
  • Phenom X3 8650 - Was: $145 | Now: $123
  • Athlon X2 6000+ - Was: $112 | Now: $94
  • Athlon X2 5600+ - Was: $102 | Now: $88
  • Athlon X2 5400+ - Was: $87 | Now: $78
  • Athlon X2 5200+ - Was: $76 | Now: $68

Some really good price price cuts there.