Following Intel Q4 revenue results, the company has introduced a new pricing structure for its CPU line-up. Not only, Daily Tech reports, introducing price cuts across a wide range of processors, but also launching a couple of new chips.
More notable are three low-voltage quad-core Core 2 Quad processors, the Q9550s, Q9400s and Q8200s. There's a price premium over the non-'s' flavoured CPUs, but in return the TDP drops from 95W to 65W, a fairly significant power reduction.
The pricing structure for Core 2 CPUs now looks as below, as ever in 1,000 unit trays. Good luck guessing UK on-the-street costs in the current economic climate.
These reductions should better place Intel's quad-core CPUs to compete with AMD's cheaper, if slower, Phenom II processor range. There's no sign yet of any cut price or low-power Core i7 CPUs, alas.