Intel proceeded to the expected price cut for its entry-level
quad-core processors by 47%, offering its Q6600 quad-core CPU for
The new prices took effect on July 22 and of course are valid for
1000 units purchases.
The Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz, 8MB L2, 1066MHz PSB) and Xeon
3210 (2.13 GHz, 8MB L2, 1066MHz PSB) CPUs are sold by Intel at $266,
whereas Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz, 8MB, 1333MHz PSB) and E6600
(2.40GHz, 8MB cache, 1066MHz PSB) dual-core processors are sold for
$266 and $244. Intel Xeon 3220 (2.4GHz) chip is available at $224,
while Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/6420 at 2.13GHz costs $183.
Intel also introduced 2 new quad-core processors. The Q6700 (2.66
GHz) features a 1066 FSB and it is available for $530, whereas the
Core 2 Extreme QX6850 running at 3.00 GHz (1333 MHz FSB) sells for
Intel's complete price list is available at http://www.intel.com/intel/finance/pricelist/processor_p