Intel Xeon, Core 2 Duo, Quad chip prices drop

Intel is cutting prices on some of its Xeon server processors as well as several of its Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad desktop models. The changes to Intel processor pricing were posted on the company’s Web site July 20, and the new prices come less than a week after Intel posted its second-quarter […]

Intel is cutting prices on some of its Xeon server processors as well as several of its Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad desktop models. The changes to Intel processor pricing were posted on the company’s Web site July 20, and the new prices come less than a week after Intel posted its second-quarter financial results, announcing that it had revenues of $9.5 billion for the quarter.

Intel tends to change the prices of some its older chip models following the announcement of its quarterly results and as the company heads into a new quarter. In this case, Intel cut the prices of some of its newer 45-nanometer processors as well as older 65-nm models.

In addition to the price cuts, Intel also officially posted the five new laptop models that it introduced with the Centrino 2 mobile platform that the company officially launched July 14. These processors include the Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz), the T9400 (2.53GHz), the P9500 (2.53GHz), the P8600 (2.40GHz) and the P8400 (2.26GHz). The prices for these chips range from $209 for the P8400 to $530 for the T9600.

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