Intel cuts 65nm CPU prices - makes room for 45nm

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 20 2008 @ 19:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel will cut prices of its 65nm processors to clear inventory:
The Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Q6700 will see their prices drop from US$266 and US$530 to US$224 and US$266, respectively, on April 20 this year.

The company will also lower 65nm dual-core E4600, E2200 and E2180 CPUs from their current prices of US$133, US$84 and US$74 to US$113, US$64 and US$64, respectively.

Intel will launch two 65nm CPUs, E4700 and E2220, on March 2 priced at US$133 and US$84, respectively, then will follow with two 45nm CPUs, E8300 priced at US$163 on April 20, and E7200 priced at US$133 on May 11.

All the prices are in 1000-unit tray quantities.
Intel estimates 45nm CPUs will account for only 3 percent of their overall desktop processor shipments in Q1 2008 but this should increase to 18 percent in the second quarter and over 50 percent in Q3 2008.

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