Intel Desktop and Server Processor Price Cut Roadmap


Intel Desktop and Server Processor Price Cut Roadmap

Intel just recently cut prices on processors of every make on July 22 and July 29. The price drop on the Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5335 processor was 52%, so Intel has really been slashing prices trying to get lure in customers during the back to school shopping rush. 

Effective as of last week (on July 22, 2007 and July 29, 2007), Intel has officially reduced the pricing on select retail boxed processors sold through authorized distributors. Just to clearly show the percentage decline of Intel’s published 1000-unit processor price, the percent decline has been listed below for each processor.

Intel Desktop Processor Pricing Declines in Percent:

Intel Processors

Processor Number

Percent Decline

Desktop Products

Core™ 2 Extreme processor, 2.93GHz, LGA775 package

QX6800

17%

Core™ 2 Quad processor 2.4 GHz, LGA775 package

Q6600

44%

Core™ 2 Duo processor 2.00 GHz, LGA775 package

E4400

14%

Pentium® Dual-Core  processor 1.8Ghz, LGA775 package

E2160

3%

Pentium® Dual-Core  processor 1.6Ghz, LGA775 package

E2140

16%

Celeron® processor 2.0 GHz, LGA775 package

440

3%

Celeron® processor 1.8 GHz, LGA775 package

430

4%

Celeron® processor 1.6 GHz, LGA775 package

420

5%

Celeron® D processor 3.46 GHz, LGA775 package

360

3%

Celeron® D processor 3.46 GHz, LGA775 package

356

3.5%

Celeron® D processor 3.46 GHz, LGA775 package

352

4%

Celeron® D processor 3.46 GHz, LGA775 package

347

5%

Celeron® D processor 3.46 GHz, LGA775 package

336

5.5%

Celeron® D processor 3.46 GHz, LGA775 package

331

5.5%

Celeron® processor on D201GLY Board (Box Package)

215

15%

Celeron® processor on D201GLY Board (Bulk Package)

215

16%

Mobile Products

Celeron M® processor 1.73 GHz, FCPGA6 package

530

20%

Celeron M® processor 1.6 GHz, FCPGA6 package

520

20%

Intel Server Processor Pricing Declines in Percent:

Intel Processors

Processor Number

Percent Decline

Server Products

Quad-Core Xeon® processor 2.66 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

X5355

36%

Quad-Core Xeon® processor 2.33 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

E5345

45%

Quad-Core Xeon® processor 2.0 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

E5335

52%

Quad-Core Xeon® processor 1.86 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

E5320

42%

Quad-Core Xeon® processor 1.6 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

E5310

33%

Quad-Core Xeon® processor 1.86 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

L5320

36%

Dual-Core Xeon® processor 1.6 GHz, FC-LGA6 package

5110

13%

As you can see Intel took double digit price cuts on a number of processors and since Intel already has a performance lead over AMD’s current processor series, the price cut is really icing on the cake for consumers.  With AMD and Intel slashing prices all the time many consumers have been holding off on purchasing processors as they know that price cuts come often and offer significant savings.  Just this week Intel updated distributors on future price cuts and it seems that the next round of Intel price cuts is coming on August 26, 2007, but don’t get too excited.  The Core 2 Duo series and Xeon processors don’t appear to have any further price cut coming for some time.

In order to better facilitate the buying of processors Intel has provided us with the pricing road map below. An ‘X’ indicates the products that are affected by each price move. Specific percentage decline will continue to be published closer to the price move date. In addition, there may be price moves on products that are not included in this list in order to respond to changing market dynamics. This information is subject to change without notice as Intel doesn’t know what key competitor AMD is up do all the time.

Boxed Desktop Processors:

Intel® Desktop Processors

Processor Number

May 20

June 3

July 22

Aug 26

Q4 ’07

Core™ 2 Extreme processor#

QX6850

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Extreme processor#

QX6800

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Extreme processor#

QX6700

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Extreme processor

X6800

 

 

 

 

 

Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition

965

 

 

 

 

 

Pentium Processor Extreme Edition

955

 

 

 

 

 

Core™ 2 Quad processor#

Q6700

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Quad processor 2.40 Ghz/8M

Q6600

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Duo processor^

E6850

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Duo processor^

E6750

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Processor  2.67 Ghz/4M

E6700

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Processor 2.40 Ghz/4M

E6600

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Duo processor^

E6550

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Processor 2.13 Ghz/4M

E6420

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Processor 2.13 Ghz/2M

E6400

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Processor 1.86 Ghz/4M

E6320

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Processor 1.86 Ghz/2M

E6300

 

 

 

 

 

Core 2 Duo processor 2.40 Ghz/2M/800 FSB

E4600

 

 

 

 

X

Core 2 Duo processor 2.20 Ghz/2M/800 FSB

E4500

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Duo processor 2.00 Ghz/2M/800 FSB

E4400

 

 

X

 

 

Core 2 Duo processor 1.80 Ghz/2M/800 FSB

E4300

 

 

 

 

 

Pentium® dual-core processor 2.0Ghz/1M/800FSB

E2180

 

 

 

X

 

Pentium dual-core processor 1.80Ghz/1M/800FSB

E2160

 

X

X

X

 

Pentium dual-core processor 1.60 Ghz/1M/800FSB

E2140

 

X

X

 

 

Pentium® D Processor – 3.2 GHz/4M

945

 

 

 

 

 

Pentium D Processor – 3.0 GHz/4M

935

 

 

 

 

 

Pentium D Processor – 3.0 GHz/4M

925

 

 

 

 

 

Pentium D Processor – 2.8 GHz/4M

915

 

 

 

 

 

3.2 GHz/2M

641

 

 

 

 

 

3.0 GHz/2M

631

 

 

 

 

 

Celeron® processor 2.00 Ghz/512K/800 FSB

440

 

X

X

 

 

Celeron processor 1.80 Ghz/512K/800 FSB

430

 

X

X

X

 

Celeron processor 1.60 Ghz/512K/800 FSB

420

 

X

X

X

 

Celeron® D 3.46/512K

360

 

 

X

 

 

Celeron D 3.33/512K

356

 

 

X

 

 

Celeron D 3.2/512K

352

 

 

X

 

 

Celeron D 3.06 Ghz/512K

347

X

 

X

 

 

Celeron D 2.8 GHz/256K

336

 

 

X

 

 

Celeron D 2.66 GHz/256K

331

 

 

X

 

 

Celeron processor on D201GLY Board (Box package)  1.33 GHz / 512

215

X

 

X

 

 

Celeron processor on D201GLY Board (Bulk package)  1.33 GHz / 512

215

X

 

X

 

 

Boxed Server/Workstation Processors:

Intel® Xeon Processor

Processor Number

July 29

Aug 12

Sept 3

Q3 ’07

Q4 ’07

Q1 ’08

Xeon® MP 2.93 / 8M / 1066 FSB

X7350

 

 

X

 

 

 

Xeon MP 2.4 / 8M / 1066 FSB

E7340

 

 

X

 

 

 

Xeon MP 2.4 / 6M / 1066 FSB

E7330

 

 

X

 

 

 

Xeon MP 2.13 / 4M / 1066 FSB

E7320

 

 

X

 

 

 

Xeon MP 1.60 / 4M / 1066 FSB

E7310

 

 

X

 

 

 

Xeon MP 3.4/16M/800 FSB

7140M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 3.2/8M/800 FSB

7130M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 3.0/4M/800 FSB

7120M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 2.6/4M/800 FSB

7110M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 3G/2X2M/800FSB

7041

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 3G/2x2M/667FSB

7040

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 2.8G/2x1M/800FSB

7030

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon MP 2.66G/2x1M/667FSB

7020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 3.16 / 12M / 1333 FSB

X5460

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 3.00 / 12M / 1333 FSB

E5450

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 2.83 / 12M / 1333 FSB

E5440

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 2.66 / 12M / 1333 FSB

E5430

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 2.50 / 12M / 1333 FSB

E5420

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 2.33 / 12M / 1333 FSB

E5410

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 2.00 / 12M / 1333 FSB

E5405

 

 

 

 

X

 

Xeon 3.00 Ghz/1333 FSB/8M

X5365

 

X

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.66 Ghz/1333 FSB/8M

X5355

X

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.33 Ghz/1333 FSB/8M

5345

X

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.00 Ghz/1333 FSB/8M

5335

X

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 1.86 Ghz/1066 FSB/8M

5320

X

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 1.60 Ghz/1066 FSB/8M

5310

X

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.66 Ghz / 12M / 1333 FSB (low voltage)

L5430

 

 

 

 

 

X

Xeon 2.33 Ghz / 12M / 1333 FSB (low voltage)

L5410

 

 

 

 

 

X

Xeon 2.00 Ghz/1333 FSB/8M (low voltage)

L5335

 

X

 

 

 

 

Xeon 1.86 Ghz/1066 FSB/8M (low voltage)

L5320

X

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 3.0 Ghz/1333 FSB/4M

5160

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.66 Ghz/1333 FSB/4M

5150

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.33 Ghz /1333 FSB/4M

5140

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.00 Ghz /1333 FSB/4M Ghz

5130

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 1.86 Ghz/1066 FSB/4M

5120

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 1.6 Ghz/1066 FSB/4M

5110

 

X

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.33 Ghz/1066 FSB/4M low volt

5148

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 3.73 GHz/1066 FSB/ 4M

5080

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 3.20 GHz/1066 FSB/ 4M

5060

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 3.0 GHz/667 FSB/ 4M

5050

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xeon 2.66 GHz/667 FSB/ 4M

5030

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intel has price cuts already planned in Q1 2008 marked on the calendar, so hopefully this will help some of our readers figure out when the best time to buy is.  The popular Core 2 Duo series doesn’t have any scheduled price cuts coming out in the weeks ahead, so if you’ve been waiting on the prices to drop more don’t hold your breath!

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