After we released a few prices for AMD AM2 yesterday, it’s time to take the prices into Intel’s playground.
Some Intel insiders released a few prices for the upcoming Conroe processors. And the show it’s about to begin.
The 2.67GHz Conroe CPU used in a few benchmarks in the past to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Intel processors will cost $530 at launch. Its opponent, the 2.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 FX processor costs $1000. And the AMD roadmap reveals that until June, this processor will not get a price cut. AMD’s top of the line DDR2 2.6GHz processor will ship for just under $700 at the end of second quarter of 2006.
The slightly slower 2.4GHz version will come with a $316 price tag. Even slower versions with half of the L2 cache will start at $209. As expected, Pentium D processors will take a huge price cut. The Pentium D 950, available today for $637, will drop to an incredible $241 at the time of the Conroe launch.
It seems that Intel learned from the mistakes and lowered the prices for its upcoming processors that will be launched in Q3 of 2006.
Only then we will see who the winner will be, and if Intel will be able to take the market from AMD.