Core 2 Duo E6750 to cost $183?

Written by Tim Smalley

June 25, 2007 // 5:08 p.m.

Tags: #2 #conroe #core #cpu #duo #e6750 #intel #pricing #processor #review

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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