Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Intel to up 45nm Core 2 Extreme prices by 50% next year reports that the upcoming 'Penryn'-based 45nm high-end quad-core CPUs may well attract an even higher price premium than before, it has emerged. INTC has apparently informed customers that next year's Core 2 Extreme processors will cost up to 50% more than today's models. According to newly released Penryn pricing data posted by a number of websites, Nov's Core 2 Extreme QX9650 will cost $999 when sold in batches of 1000 chips. That's the price point Intel has maintained for the Extreme line of gaming processors since the family was introduced back in the Pentium D days. However, 1Q08 will see the 3GHz, 12MB L2, 1333MHz FSB chip joined by two 3.2GHz models: the QX9770 and the QX9775, priced at a staggering $1399 and $1499, respectively.

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