Intel has announced three new quad-core processors to satiate your need for extreme speed. Get ready to move into the fast lane...
Cuts to prices of dominant chipmaker's processor prices are limited in number and degree. Largest reduction comes to the desktop Core 2 Duo E8500, at 3.16GHz.
Core 2 Quad Q6600 is aimed at lower end of the market.
Intel reportedly is readying a low-cost quad-core processor to compete with AMD's triple-core chip. Specifications on Intel's upcoming Nehalem chip are leaking out too.
Mainstream computers use Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600 chip.
Company announces replacements in its Phenom desktop chip line amid drastic price cuts from Intel.
The Q8200 is priced at $224, making it one of the least expensive quad-core chips that the company now offers.
Intel will introduce a high-end quad-core processor in the third quarter that is almost half the price of a similar "Extreme" processor currently available, according to Chinese-language tech Web site HKEPC.
AMD's new Phenom quad-core CPU has little to recommend it over competing chips from Intel. The Phenom is marginally less-expensive, but not enough to make up for its subpar performance. Unless AMD drops prices more aggressively, it looks like Intel will maintain its grasp on the CPU market for the foreseeable future.
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AMD's new Phenom X4 9850 is overpriced and outclassed compared with its Intel-based quad-core competition. If PC vendors can use this chip to make cheap systems (as they did with older Phenoms), we might have nicer things to say, but as a DIY part at this price, we can't recommend AMD's latest quad-core CPU.