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News Intel cuts processor prices

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    AMD need to do something, lets hope the 12 core processors actual work and are worth shouting about
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Price cuts are fantastic, but when are we, the consumers, going to see benefit from this?

    Specifically in the UK.
     
  4. CobraMods

    CobraMods Gettin there slowly

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    according the article its looking like mid july we should see the drop
     
  5. MontanaFX

    MontanaFX Sent from the skies

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    More bad news for AMD. But isnt the Intel price cut an annual occurrence?
     
  6. salesman

    salesman New Member

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    Yea since when is this news about intel price cuts surprising?
     
  7. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    As someone who just bought an E8400 can I say: "ouch"
    (Of course it's inevitable, but it always stings)
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    when will the q9650 be cheap enough for me to afford one :(
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I'm betting that it just sells better. so there is no reason to drop the price for it any farther.
     
  10. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    at least three canadian stores dropped the Q6700 down to $250 yesterday. so i'd say soon.
     
  11. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    q9400 @$266..... w00t!!

    hardly any upgrade from my q6600, but for new builders... omg... its fantastic!
     
  12. Multiplectic

    Multiplectic His Stigness

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    For me it'll be Q6600/6700 or Q9450. It'll depend on pricing at the moment.
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm the e8400 and e6850 are at very similar prices now here in Germany...

    so, is the e8400 the new e6850? ;-)

    More interesting: in games, the E's are quicker than the Q's, why would a gamer buy a Q?

    Regards,

    Xir
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    the sheer clock speed of e is faster.

    but the actual computing power, and future multi-threaded computing leads to most people getting q, since it's a LOT faster if a program multi-threaded
     
  15. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    future-proofing for quad-core optimized games that will be coming out, e-peen, etc. if you search there have been a few threads where people have argued this one back and forth with no real definitive answer.
     
  16. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    but, by the time the majority of software will take advantage of quads the current ones will be ancient paperweights and we will argue if we should buy 8 or 12 core cpu's, but,
    end of month is comming closer and with it payday, the Q6700 sure looks tempting especially considering the stock situation of the 9450 and 9550 and their rip off prices (statement about them only applies to uk).
     
  17. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    ...right.
    We've had the same diskussion when stepping from single to dual-core. And most games just don't support multi cores properly ;-)
     
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