More Intel Price Slashing on Quad-Core and Dual-Core Chips

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joex444

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What dilemma? Buy a lower clocked quad core and overclock it to the speed that money would've got you with the dual core. Problem solved, quad cores and high speed.
 

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it won't be long for quad processors to become mainstream.
i think, the source of this trend is the limitation with clock speeds.
every process shrink, it is more difficult to get higher clocks.
adding cores is not the most effective, but it is the only way.
no wonder, nehalem architecture is jam packed with upgrades to improve performance.
 

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Translation (for anyone interested):

Been saving to buy a new processor? Hold the phone, [be]cause [xthex] prices are coming down again. Intel has slashed [the] prices of certain Quad-Core and Dual-Core processors for desktops and inexpensive servers.

The price cuts [xhavexhitxaxnewxlowxinxpricing,x] [are] causing the entry level Dual-Core chips to put more strain on the low-end Celeron chip pricing. Starting from Oct 19th, 2008, Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 and Q6600 [xhavexbeenxpricedxdownxtox] [are] $193 and $183 — that’s a drop of 14 percent and 5 percent respectively.

With two Quad-Core processors now available for under $200, consumers [xnowx] have the problem of deciding between Dual-Core chips with higher clock rates[x,x] or getting Quad-Core chips [xwithxlowerxclockxratesx]. This is [xreallyx] nothing new since buyers were faced with the same decision a few years ago, between the Single-Core and Dual-Core offerings [xatxthextimex].

Intel has also slashed [the] prices of the E7300 from $133 [xdownx] to $113 — a 15 percent change. The E2220 and E2200 down to $74 and $64 — 12 percent and 14 percent respectively. The Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors also seen a drop of 5 percent – down to $188.

The price drops[x,x] and increased pressure on lower end processor sales only spells one thing — making way for new launches. Stay tuned!
 
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