It’s cpu upgrade time folks! Coming 19-Jan-2009 Intel will lower the prices for their CPUs in a response to AMD Phenom II cpu which runs at stock speed of 3GHz. It’s an aggressive cut in cpu prices from Intel specially for Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 cpu which gets a whopping 40% cut in price, from $525 to $317, running at 3GHz speed with 12MB-cache and FSB of 1333MHz built on 45nm manufacturing process, I would say it’s a Killer bang for buck ratio. Dont cha love this competition?. Lets hope AMD will bring more CPUs which will perform better and compel Intel to produce even better performing low priced CPUs.
With this new change in prices Q9650 will reflect the price of Q9550, Q9550 will be at the price of Q9400, Q9400 will be at the current price of Q8300. Core 2 Quad Q8200 with it’s new price of $167 will become cheaper than Q6600, which is priced at $189. Intel’s E7400 and E5300 will also drop in price as new processors E7500 at 2.93GHz with a price tag of $137 and E5400 at 2.7GHz speed with a price tag of $87 are said to emerge January-18-2009.