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Intel Bloomfield CPU pricing reveals pleasant surprise
If you're to acquire a Bloomfield processor once they become available, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. Intel it seems, wants to speed up the adoption of quad-core processors, and the best way to do this is by reducing the initial outlay of 'folding stuff' required to get one. Contrary to Intel's trend of charging a premium price for their Extreme Series processors; Bloomfield will see a significant reduction in price to the tune of US$500.
In the past, Intel had always priced its flagship Extreme model at US$999, but recent product launches saw the company abandon its traditional pricing scale, and introduce even steeper prices. The news that Intel seems to have returned to its old ways is likely to be good news for enthusiasts expecting to pay a hefty premium to own the latest high-end system.

In addition to the 3.2GHz Extreme CPU, Intel will also introduce a performance version clocked at 2.93GHz and quoted at US$562, and a mainstream model running at 2.66GHz and carrying a price tag of US$284. All three models will run on X58 chipset motherboards with the new LGA 1366 socket.

Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report.
Good news if it comes to fruition.
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17-07-2008, 09:42:52

It appears that the wait is over

Details in the news article

17-07-2008, 09:49:27


The company will be discontinuing the 40GB consoles, but there will be no price reduction, as stocks are low; likewise, there will be no price reduction on either the PS2 or PSP.

Damit. I don't see why they dont keep selling these and just lower the price closer to the xbox. Of which the top, top model is still £50 less.

17-07-2008, 10:50:04

Ahhh Platinum games FTW...

So no difference in functionality, just a bigger drive? Meh.

Stick with my original 60GB PS3... Backwards compatibility :)

17-07-2008, 11:40:47

Thats the only thing I dislike about the PS3.. No backwards compatibility lol except for the rare 60GB models.

Xbox are making a 60GB 360 aswell.

17-07-2008, 11:43:14


Thats the only thing I dislike about the PS3.. No backwards compatibility lol except for the rare 60GB models.

Xbox are making a 60GB 360 aswell.

I guess that was the one bonus for backing the console in its early days. Well that and the extra USB ports and the various memory card readers.

20-07-2008, 11:36:09

I'll just keep my 60GB and 40GB and upgrade the HDD if I need to

20-07-2008, 18:19:35

i wish i could have gotten my hands on a 60 gig

i would have loved backward compatability

but instead i'm stuck with a small hard drive
only two usb ports
and no ps2 backward compatability

but yet, i can play ps1 games just fine? :confused:

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