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RobertoOrtiz
06-08-2006, 09:46 PM
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"Intel Tells Customers It Will Cut Prices by 60% to Gain Share
June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Customers of Intel Corp. said the world's biggest computer-chip maker plans to reduce prices on Pentium processors by as much as 60 percent to reclaim market share from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Executives at Micro-Star International Co. and Gigabyte Technology Co., two of Taiwan's biggest makers of circuit boards for computers, said Intel officials told them the price cuts will start July 23. Tom Beermann, a spokesman for Santa Clara, California-based Intel, declined to comment. "

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a9bSLIkNBj4M

-R

DevilHacker
06-08-2006, 10:09 PM
Awesome... Very good news.

Rist
06-08-2006, 10:15 PM
Is that 2006 or 2100? But seriously, when is it?

I might be upgrading/new system at about september/october time and it would be great to have some reduction in what it will cost!

PatternRecognition
06-08-2006, 10:39 PM
I hope that means price drop for PDAs and other portable devices too? :twisted:

Xevious
06-08-2006, 10:58 PM
I'm out of touch.....Does Intel have a 64-bit chip yet?

Szos
06-08-2006, 10:58 PM
AS MUCH AS 60% off.

heavyness
06-08-2006, 11:01 PM
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! GIANT INTEL SALE!

http://tulsatvmemories.com/uhf/babyseal.jpg

ALL PRICES SLASHED UP TO 60%

IF YOU DON'T BUY AT LEAST 4 PROCESSORS,

I'M GOING TO CLUB THIS BABY SEAL!

http://www.tobinphoto.com/images/photos/baby-seal.jpg




...sorry, but it just sounds like one of those annoying commercials you see on tv for a car dealership.

DeadlyFreeze
06-08-2006, 11:40 PM
The real question is will it reach the OEM market or is this just for redistributors (dell, gateway, hp, etc...)

Nemoid
06-09-2006, 12:36 PM
could this reflect also on intel based Mac prices?

tciny
06-09-2006, 12:46 PM
Apple has hardly ever reduced prices that fast. They usually just buy faster CPUs and put those in for the same price...

PaulAdams
06-09-2006, 01:03 PM
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! GIANT INTEL SALE!

http://tulsatvmemories.com/uhf/babyseal.jpg

ALL PRICES SLASHED UP TO 60%

IF YOU DON'T BUY AT LEAST 4 PROCESSORS,

I'M GOING TO CLUB THIS BABY SEAL!

http://www.tobinphoto.com/images/photos/baby-seal.jpg




...sorry, but it just sounds like one of those annoying commercials you see on tv for a car dealership.




Hahahah

'Upto' probably means 60% off the lowest/out of date chips, I suspect.

tozz
06-09-2006, 01:52 PM
The slashing is a result of low availability of Conroe, and the fact that Conroe is so much better than Intel's previous offerings. They have alot of Netburst cpu:s left to sell, and since nobody would buy them at the previous prices this is their only way. You'll be able to get some really good deals depending on what kind of box you're building.

If you want to know more, check out this article:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2771&p=6
(Link to last page with new prices).

stew
06-09-2006, 07:28 PM
I'm out of touch.....Does Intel have a 64-bit chip yet?
For quite a while now...Itanium has been 64bit ever since, and the Pentium 4/D and even the Celerons now have EMT64 instructions as well. In fact, the Pentium D 805 is a dual core 64bit CPU for ~$130 (depending where you buy it), which IMHO is currently the best bang/buck ratio if you don't mind its energy consumption.

paintbox
06-09-2006, 07:46 PM
Is there a good site somewhere where you can compare different system benchmarks side by side ?

Dennik
06-09-2006, 08:19 PM
Well that would be great cause i haven't updated for 3 years now ( Still with a p4/2.66)

BTW i'm so sick of the hangups of single processors. I'd rather get a dual. Any dual Intel motherboards yet? Or has dual core replaced dual for good?

Mike.H
06-09-2006, 08:25 PM
no idea tho why someone would want to pick up a p4 or pd cpu even on a pricecut when amd is reducing their price on their cpus aswell, p4 and pd´s are still inferiour to amd´s offspring and price wont differ much.

so if you´re sticking to intel atleast pay up and go for the new intel flavour and get some real performance for your money once that is out, if waiting is out of the question or the pricetag switch to amd and get what´s best right now.

stew
06-09-2006, 08:30 PM
The thing is that as of now, AMD doesn't offer any dual core CPU < $150. And if we can trust the reviews (like http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2736&p=7), the D 805 beats every single core x86 in multithreaded rendering. The AMD X2 cost more than twice as much (but are not twice as fast).

On the higher end, AMD certainly has great performance, but at this point, Intel has the better deal on the low-price dual cores.


But hey, it's all changing every other week anyway...

richcz3
06-10-2006, 12:54 AM
I think this is rivitalization shot accross the market due to the concerns that both Summer and the Holiday Season coming thereafter will be very POOR for PC sales. Add that the consumer version of Vista is slipping way into February or later 2007, that feeds further concerns that business and buying public has less reason to upgrade existing systems.

As already noted, the channel is loaded with inventory that hasn't moved as hoped and most likely Intel is giving some breathing room for companies to add attractively priced low and mid range systems around that critical time.

Hmm now how is AMD going to counter? That's what I want to know ;)

tozz
06-10-2006, 01:00 AM
Hmm now how is AMD going to counter? That's what I want to know ;)

K8L, the most exiting thing that has happened to the PC platform since 1759... yeah, it's that cool ;)

pixelmonk
06-10-2006, 04:26 PM
Apple has hardly ever reduced prices that fast. They usually just buy faster CPUs and put those in for the same price...

apple will NEVER drop their prices. They know fools will buy them at the current price regardless of how cheaper it will be to make them.

Nando
06-10-2006, 07:16 PM
I purchased the first batch of PD 830's, and let me tell you, stock out of the box it stinks.
The proc throttles, basically if your rendering and the proc gets to HOT, it slows down to keep things cool. at 3.0 it would go down to 2.8 2.6 2.4 etc until things cooled down.
At the same time the fan has a sensor that is supposed to aid in cooling, but also help keep things quiet. So when you are doing zilch, the fan blow normal. Flip through web sites in firefox with tabs, open up a 3D app, or paint app. and boom the FAN Rumble Noise Goes UP, realy annoying. My Alluminum CoolerMaster Chassis would Vibrate to HELL.
Now at the time it was pretty expensive and we purchased ASAP,becuase we wanted one test box to see the new chips, compared to AMD. we decided that at price it was better to go AMD, but now that the price is coming down it might be ok only, but only to buy the 9 series since those chips run cooler.

8 series run hot, take up to much energy, stock heatsink is loud.
IF your going to get one you will need something like below especially if your thinking of overclocking.

The Fix for our 830.
its very quiet, cool, and can overclock to 3.6, just in case you wanted to know.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-tnq-01.html

PS. this heatsink is TALL youll have to cut out a square from the side panel for your chassis lid to close if using some of the CoolerMaster mid towers, but it looks so cool sticking out like some kind of blower from a cars hood.

http://www.frozencpu.com/images/products/detail_secondary_hires/cpu-tnq-01_4.jpg

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