Intel Chops Dual, Quad-core Prices Almost 40%

In the midst of a price war with AMD, Intel announces substantive price cuts on its high-end Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad microprocessors. (ExtremeTech)

In the midst of a price war with AMD, Intel announced its own substantive price cuts for its high-end Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad microprocessors over the weekend.

Intel also took the axe to the prices of its Xeon processors.

/zimages/7/28571.gifA report shows Intel gaining back market share from Advanced Micro Devices. Click here to read more.

In early April, AMD slashed the prices of its high-end chips in a bid to regain the market share analysts say it lost the day it announced a sizable first-quarter loss. Interestingly, Intel Chief Financial Officer Andy Bryant noted "firmer" average selling prices when reporting Intels own first-quarter earnings.

Over the weekend, however, it was Intel that slashed prices. The most notable cut was for its Core 2 Quad Q6600 microprocessor, which was reduced by 38 percent to $530.

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