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News Intel slashes quad-core pricing

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    wowoweewa! Might think about a mini upgrade between now and i7 then :p
     
  3. Goty

    Goty New Member

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    In response, AMD has dropped Phenom-II prices by 17%, keeping the 940 in the price range of the Q9400 and the 920 in the range of the Q8300.
     
  4. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

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    Isn't competition a great thing?
     
  5. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love price wars :D
     
  6. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I've been closely watching the price of the Q6600 on Ebuyer and it's gone up!!
     
  7. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Probably because it's one of the most popular quad chips due to its low price and overclocking potential.. or we could blame the credit crunch :D
     
  8. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Active Member

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    How long before we see the cuts at our end?, I'm in need of an upgrade this year as i'm still on an AMD X2 :\
     
  9. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Funny you say that, was looking at building a pc for a mate and looked at the Q660 G0... checking the price at scan, its more expensive now, than when I paid for it about 2 years ago :D hrhr

    This is good news (for my friend at least) whom can look at using one of the Yorkfield chips.
     
  10. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Think yourself lucky FIBRE+ I'm still on a AMD64 3800 (Skt939) and a ATI X1950Pro! With a wedding and a house move in the not too distant future it's gaming at low res for me.
     
  11. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    yeah i got both of mine for £122 i saw them at £148 the other day

    cant wait for the i7 to reach ~£130 then i might upgrade
     
  12. Goty

    Goty New Member

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    Definitely, especially since I should be picking up a 940 to drop into my system in February =D
     
  13. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i have a 6600G0 running stable at 3.6 on a P35 board.... its really hard to justify extra $$ for some better performer...

    guess ill stay until Nehalem45nm is out.......................
     
  14. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    hahaha we're in the same boat, brother!
     
  15. Vigilante

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    I assume you mean 32nm since all nehalem/core i7 chips are 45nm?

    Additionally, for those of us that haven't already made the jump to quad core, getting a 45nm one would be the logical choice - lower heat output, better performance (especially with programs that take advantage of sse4.1 instructions) and the chance to potentially overclock it further with the right board.

    This is the news I have been waiting to hear all month, I was planning on upgrading my current E8400 to a Q9650, but I was waiting for the Q9650 to drop <$400. Good times ahead! :D
     
  16. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    so what's the pricing going to be for q9550 after price cut??

    im interested in a q9550s. it's got 20w less TDP and yet have higher max temp. comparing to normal one
     
  17. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Sweet glad i waited. :D
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    ffs I have only just bought a q6700. If only I'd waited a week or two..

    Q9650 is £429.99 atm! When are the price drops due? It looks like it should drop to about £200-or-so.

    I'm all for AMD, chipping away at Intel, forcing them to drop their prices.
     
  19. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i just want a sub £200 q9550 :( is that too much to ask?
     
  20. jweller

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    AMD better survive.

    Yup, thank goodness. AMD better survive or we'll see prices go up and quality go down by Intel.
     
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