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    Massive Intel price cuts on July 22nd!

    OMG! A Q6600 at the $266 price point. Or do I get the new E6850 at the same price and exploit the full 1333MHz FSB goodness of the Bearlake mobos? Hopefully the Q6600s will be the new 'G0' edition that dissipate 10W less than the current variant. Decisions, decisions. Too much excitement, gotta lie down!

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    In the most updated plan, Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB) will be further cut to $266, a second drop within 4 months since its release on March with 68.7% accumulated price drop. For the original price segment of Core 2 Quad Q6600, now it will be replaced by a new model Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB), pricing at $530.

    For the mainstream desktop processors, while Core 2 Duo E6000 family has no price update information at this moment, its relatives, Core 2 Duo 6050 family which features 1333MHz FSB releasing on July 22, has got a very impressive price advantage. The 3 models including E6550 (2.33GHz), E6750 (2.66GHz), and E6850 (3GHz) are only priced at $266, $183, and $163, around 40% cheaper than its 1066MHz version. Together with the new release of Bearlake featuring 1333MHz FSB, the both releases are expected to have great sales.

    For the Value segment, Core 2 Duo E4500 will be a new release on July 22. Featuring 2.2GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB, its price is set at $133, while E4400 will further drop to $113.
    Apparently, "Do whatever you like" should NOT be considered authorisation to build my uber rig!

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    So we'll likely see the E4400 for about £100, rather than the 65 the exchange rate would suggest.

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    Wheres the info from?
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    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toobad View Post
    Or do I get the new E6850 at the same price and exploit the full 1333MHz FSB goodness of the Bearlake mobos?
    I'd like to see you try..

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    Wow:

    Model Cores Clock Bus Cache TDP Now April H2
    C2E QX6800 4 2,93GHz 1066MHz 2x4MB 130W - - $999
    C2E QX6700 4 2,66GHz 1066MHz 2x4MB 130W $999 ? -
    C2Q Q6700 4 2,66GHz 1066MHz 2x4MB 105W - - $530
    C2Q Q6600 4 2,4GHz 1066MHz 2x4MB 105W $851 $530 $266

    C2D E6850 2 3,0GHz 1333MHz 4MB 65W - - $266
    C2E X6800 2 2,93GHz 1066MHz 4MB 75W $999 ? -
    C2D E6750 2 2,66GHz 1333MHz 4MB 65W - - $183
    C2D E6700 2 2,66GHz 1066MHz 4MB 65W $530 $316 ?
    C2D E6600 2 2,4GHz 1066MHz 4MB 65W $316 $244 ?
    C2D E6550 2 2,33GHz 1333MHz 4MB 65W - - $163
    C2D E6420 2 2,13GHz 1066MHz 4MB 65W - $183 ?
    C2D E6400 2 2,13GHz 1066MHz 2MB 65W $244 ? ?
    C2D E6320 2 1,86GHz 1066MHz 4MB 65W - $163 ?
    C2D E6300 2 1,86GHz 1066MHz 2MB 65W $183 ? ?

    C2D E4400 2 2,0GHz 800MHz 2MB 65W - $133 ?
    C2D E4300 2 1,8GHz 800MHz 2MB 65W $163 $113 ?

    Pentium E2160 2 1,8GHz 800MHz 1MB 65W - - $84
    Pentium E2140 2 1,6GHz 800MHz 1MB 65W - - $74

    Celeron 440 1 2,0GHz 800MHz 512KB 65W - - $59
    Celeron 430 1 1,8GHz 800MHz 512KB 65W - - $49

    Source: http://www.guru3d.com/newsitem.php?id=5086

    H2 is going to be interesting huh?

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    great news for everybody except those of us who already bought one

    Its not too bad I suppose. I bought the E6600 thinking that it will last me a few years and then I'll get a quad core.

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    I was under the impression that those cuts were due september rather than july? they have been pretty well known for a couple of months now
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    $266 for a Q6600.

    SOLD!

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    Damnn, well guess what everyone will be getting come july. u wud be crazy not too at those prices. $266, isnt that like £100 these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    Damnn, well guess what everyone will be getting come july. u wud be crazy not too at those prices. $266, isnt that like £100 these days
    Probably closer to £150, just because it's Britain, but still stonking price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    Probably closer to £150, just because it's Britain, but still stonking price.
    Still a cracking price. Im just about to buy a E6600 at £138 for my kids setup(which I will use for now). Im still fairly new to the OC stuff, but what difference will a 1333fsb make, especially for OC? Cos with a E6600 u can usually get to 400 which is 1600fsb right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    Still a cracking price. Im just about to buy a E6600 at £138 for my kids setup(which I will use for now). Im still fairly new to the OC stuff, but what difference will a 1333fsb make, especially for OC? Cos with a E6600 u can usually get to 400 which is 1600fsb right?
    The actual top end of the chip will be the same clockspeed wise, but having a 1333mhz FSB effectively lowers the multi for the same effective speed. So when the lower end 1333mhz chips come out it might strain the motherboard a bit more trying to reach those higher FSB's. By then og course better high clocking motherboards will probably be out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    The actual top end of the chip will be the same clockspeed wise, but having a 1333mhz FSB effectively lowers the multi for the same effective speed. So when the lower end 1333mhz chips come out it might strain the motherboard a bit more trying to reach those higher FSB's. By then og course better high clocking motherboards will probably be out.
    Ahh I see, so u think they are trying to limit the OC potential then? But with most things there will be a way around it.

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