Intel Q6600 for less than 200 US-Dollars
Intel makes the Quad Core even cheaper: the current price cuts are said to push the Q6600 down to $193. The shop prices already reacted to this development.
Techconnect reports, that the prices of the E8500, E8400 and E7200 will be reduced, too. While the E8500 drops from $266 to $186 (31%), the E8400 now costs $163. The E7200 will be sold for $113.
One will have to wait if AMD reacts to those price cuts and lowers the costs of their own CPUs.
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