Intel Quad-Core Chips Price Down

By , January 20, 2009 8:37 am

Drop in prices is always welcomed by all consumers, especially during the period of recession. According to xbitlabs,

Intel’s Core 2 Quad central processing unit model Q9650 (3.0GHz, 12MB L2 cache, 1333MHz processor system bus) has lost 40% of its price in business quantities and is now available for $316. Other quad-core models from Intel, such as Q9550, Q9400, Q8300 and Q8200 has lost 16% – 20% of pricing. The Core 2 Quad Q8200 chip, Intel’s most affordable processor with four processing engines is available for $163. In addition to quad-core desktop chips, Intel also made several quad-core Xeon chips for uni-processor servers more affordable.

Prices for the Quad-Cores has gotten so affordable, making people wondering when the Extreme series and the newly launched i7 processors will start climbing down the price ladder.

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