New Intel CPUs, price drops on the way
CPU giant Intel is about to release a swag of new processors onto the market, accompanied by price drops, reportedly as much as 10-20%.
Taiwanese news service DigiTimes.com is reporting a range of new desktop CPUs to be released on April 19, May 31 and July 19.
The new processors include the Core 2 Quad Q8400 and Q8400S to be released on April 19. Both will run at 2.66GHz clock speed.
May 31 will be a big day for Intel with five new processors released. Two new Core i7 chips – the i7-975 and i7-950 – will make their way onto the world stage. The 975 will clock at 3.33GHz and the 950 and 3.06GHz.
Three LGA775-socket CPUs will also be released – the Core 2 Duo E7600, the Pentium Dual Core E6300 and the Celeron Dual-Core E1600.
Price drops on July 19 for a range of CPUs will see costs reduced by between 11 and 19%. The Core 2 Quad Q8300, Core 2 Duo E7500, Pentium Dual-Core E5400 & E5300 as well as the Celeron Dual-Core E1500 will all see prices cut.
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