Intel Core 2 Duo & Quad price cuts expected Page: 1

Out with old, in with the new?

Core 2 Duo & Quad price cuts expectedIntel are said to be reducing their prices on existing Core 2 Duo and Quad processors on October the 18th, according to a report by Hexus. Although the reductions are not massive, it is expected that there will be further reductions once the Core i7's hit the shelves. Those who are not going to be early i7 adoptees may be able to pick some real bargains up in the run up to Christmas.

From the Hexus report:

Intel's hugely-popular 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 is expected to drop from $193 to $183, and the 2.3GHz Core 2 Quad Q8200 will take its place at $193 - down from $224.

On the dual-core front, Intel's 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo E7300 will fall from $133 to $113, and be joined by a new 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo E7400 part.

We will keep you all updated as and when any news on the expected price cuts appears. You can discuss in our forums here.