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    Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Intel has introduced a new CPU to head-up its quad core range and made room for it with another price cut.
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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    It's all good news to me =]

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    That gives the price of the E8600 as $266 which translates into £138.

    I wonder how much they will actually be when they become available.
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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    That gives the price of the E8600 as $266 which translates into £138.

    I wonder how much they will actually be when they become available.
    Well the Q9300 is currently $266 so presumably similar prices to that. From Scan's prices that'll be about £170.

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    That gives the price of the E8600 as $266 which translates into £138.

    I wonder how much they will actually be when they become available.
    AFAIK the quoted prices are for 1000 unit quantities, by the time you factor in tax, supply costs etc... it ends up a bit more than that.

    I too would expect it to be about £170

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    That gives the price of the E8600 as $266 which translates into £138.

    I wonder how much they will actually be when they become available.
    E8600 is only dual core and the same priced quad core is Q9300 - I wonder which is faster for the gamer and every day use.

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNV View Post
    AFAIK the quoted prices are for 1000 unit quantities, by the time you factor in tax, supply costs etc... it ends up a bit more than that.

    I too would expect it to be about £170
    The price list says "1Ku Tray Units"

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    E8600 is only dual core and the same priced quad core is Q9300 - I wonder which is faster for the gamer and every day use.
    Well, if you look at the desktop cpu comparison chart on Tom's Hardware you get a good picture of how they compare. Obviously they don't have the very latest on there yet but comparing the E8500 with the Q6600 (exactly equivalent in price) the quad has an advantage in applications like 3d studio max (47 seconds as opposed to 60 seconds) but when you get to the games the dual core pulls out a significant lead.

    The Quake 4 benchmark shows the Q6600 as giving 137.3 fps whereas the E8500 is much faster at 182.8fps. That's a 33% increase in frame rate for no extra money. It's only a little short of the Q9770 which does 183.7fps and in fact it's faster than the Q9650 by 3fps which Scan are currently listing at over £600.

    I'd expect the E8600 to show a similar lead over the equivalent priced quad core.
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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Well buying a quad core a couple of months ago wasn't a wise move!

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Has AMD got anything up its sleeve for this year to go head to head with Intel?

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNV View Post
    AFAIK the quoted prices are for 1000 unit quantities, by the time you factor in tax, supply costs etc... it ends up a bit more than that.

    I too would expect it to be about £170
    quite true. £170 is way more realistic to hit the retail.

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    That's all good news really, especially the amount of performance for money

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    Thumbs up Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    That’s very good news for me as I am about to buy a 45nm Quad Core Q9550 2.83MHz in the next few days. I'm guessing that this price drop as not filtered though yet as Scan have them at £217.25

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    is there any price drop expected for e7200?

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    on another note, were there any news about e7100?

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    Re: Headlines - Intel drops price of top quad core by 40% to make room for Q9650

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybix View Post
    ...I'm guessing that this price drop as not filtered though yet ...
    The price drops always seem to take a little more time to reach us, and for the retailers to adjust their prices accordingly

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