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Core 2 Duo E6750 to cost $183?

Core 2 Duo E6750 to cost $183?

Intel's Core 2 Duo E6750 may cost as little as £110 (inc. VAT) in the UK if rumours are to be believed.

Earlier this morning, Intel pulled back the covers on its first desktop processor with a 1333MHz front side bus speed, the Core 2 Duo E6750. We published a performance preview of the new chip this morning for you to have a look at.

There are some interesting performance characteristics in some scenarios and it's well worth checking out if you're in the market for a new processor.

One thing that Intel didn't reveal to bit-tech before the launch was the expected retail price of the Core 2 Duo E6750. However, DailyTech has come up trumps with what looks to be the chip's 1000-unit tray pricing, which will reportedly come into effect on July 22nd.

The site's information matches up with previous rumours, which suggested that the Core 2 Duo E6850 would ship for $266.

Arguably the biggest surprise is the Core 2 Duo E6750's unit price of $183 - that is the price that Intel currently ships the Core 2 Duo E6420 and E6400 for. A quick look on bit-tech's shopping engine reveals that the Core 2 Duo E6420 is selling for as little as £112.78 (inc VAT) in the UK or $185 (ex. Tax) in the US.

If this rumour proves to be true, that works out at almost £30 cheaper than the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and Core 2 Duo E6600. This makes for an even more compelling buy than we had initially thought. Of course, you'll need a P35 or nForce 600-series motherboard if you want the processor supported right out of the box. Will you be picking one up when these price drops come into play? Share your thoughts in our community.

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Mankz 25th June 2007, 18:12 Quote
I'm sure it'll still be £150 over here as technology is so damn expensive.
-equilerex- 25th June 2007, 18:22 Quote
thats nuts, any chanse it could affect the laptop prices too? if not i guess i have to go for a desktop then :'(

i guess amd is going to burn... bad. and after its out of business, intel cpu price will skyrocket
perplekks45 25th June 2007, 18:22 Quote
I'll wait for Wolfdale/Ridgefield to show up and then I'll decide which way to go. Maybe Barcelona? But it'll be extremely hard for AMD to compete with these prices.
Redbeaver 25th June 2007, 20:25 Quote
im still waiting for Barcelona, being the AMD-fanboy and all...

but with all these new CPUs and price drops, it looks like im changing side afterall!!

with P35,DDR3 capable, $200-ish CPU running at the same speed as 6000+.... waiting for Agena is becoming such a pain......
DXR_13KE 25th June 2007, 20:39 Quote
http://event.asus.com/mb/fsb1333/

it seams that these motherboards can use this cpu......and some of them are P965 chipsets.
Tim S 25th June 2007, 20:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
http://event.asus.com/mb/fsb1333/

it seams that these motherboards can use this cpu......and some of them are P965 chipsets.
Yep, I was making a blanket statement when I referred to P35 and nForce 600 - every board based on those chipsets will support 1333MHz FSB processors. There will be others that support it too, but you will have to check with the manufacturers. :)
docodine 25th June 2007, 21:16 Quote
This sounds pretty bad for AMD, unless if they pull off a miracle with Barcelona...
Lakeuk 25th June 2007, 21:22 Quote
If it does come out at $183 then I recone that in the UK the top mail order places will sell it around £100
Colossous 25th June 2007, 21:45 Quote
The talk is that they're great overclockers too so this one will be a good one to go for if thats true, no point in paying for the 6850 if so and the lower ones are rumoured to be 7x multiplier so will only fly with high fsb mobo's !!?
devdevil85 25th June 2007, 22:12 Quote
Idk, AMD always has something up their sleeves and that may be why Intel is using this price tactic as a way to hamper AMD fanboys' enthusiasm for Phenom and/or Barcelona and cause them to switch early, but who knows.....
perplekks45 25th June 2007, 23:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
http://event.asus.com/mb/fsb1333/

it seams that these motherboards can use this cpu......and some of them are P965 chipsets.
Yeeeeehaw! See sig. ;)
Neogumbercules 26th June 2007, 07:39 Quote
That's a damn good price and this is a damn good ice cream cone.
gvblake22 27th June 2007, 19:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
This sounds pretty bad for AMD, unless if they pull off a miracle with Barcelona...
Agreed! As much as I want to see Barcelona succeed beyond my widest imagination, I have my (serious) doubts. This is just another nail in AMD's coffin as far as I'm concerned. I haven't owned a single Intel chip since I first got sucked into this whole computer enthusiast thing back in 2003. But it looks like the times they are a changin'! I'm likely ready for some new parts pretty soon, so if AMD doesn't produce, I'll be headed to the dark side for sure!
Indosia 20th July 2007, 00:29 Quote
Wow they upped the bus speed a little, time to upgrade. what a joke. Intel has technology way beyond these chips. Unfortunatly we won't see it for 20 years from now. Why? Because they want to milk us for every penny. All they have to do is up the bus speed a little and we will buy it. The less we buy the more they are forced to release faster and faster chips. The price cut is certainly welcome.
adam197 20th July 2007, 01:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by aon`aTv.gsus666
Yeeeeehaw! See sig. ;)


[off topic]Probably not a good idea to draw attention to your sig considering Bindi is currently on another sig pwning crusade [/off topic]

[on topic]I want! [/on topic]
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