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Intel readies big cuts in April

Continues pressure on AMD
Tue Apr 03 2007, 11:28
ROADMAPS SEEN by the INQ show that Intel will continue to pile on the pressure on AMD by introducing large cuts on a number of its desktop processors on the 22nd of April.

The E6700 will drop in price from $530 to $316, the E6600 will fall from $316 to $224, Intel will introduce a 2.13GHz 4MB cache E6420 at $183, and that will spell the end of the 2MB E6400 part, which falls in price from $224 to $183. Intel will also introduce a 1.86GHz, 1066MHz 4 E6320 at $163.

Meanwhile the absurdity of Intel's re-branding will come with the addition of an Intel Core 2 Quad processor 3 Series chipset to support the Intel Core 2 Quad processor. With all these twos, duos and quads it's little wonder that Intel sales executives have to go touting for business with a crib card so they can understand what they're selling.

Aficionados of Intel's Viiv technology will be delighted to learn that ICH9R and ICH9DH are both eligible for branding when the 3 Series chipset is launched. And Robson has stopped being Robson and will be called Intel Turbo memory.

As we revealed some time ago, AMD's price cuts are sladed in a few days.


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