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Intel has tweaked its processor price list, knocking up to 50 per cent off what it charges for desktop CPUs.

The headline reduction came to the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q6700, which now costs $266, down from $530. The 2.4GHz Q6600 is also cheaper now: down 16 per cent to $224.

The other big reduction was applied to the 3GHz Core 2 Duo E6850, which had 31 per cent taken off its price, bringing it from $266 to $183.

Intel introduced the E7200 above the E6850 - an odd number since the E7200 has, on paper, a lower spec than the E6850. The latter sits on a 1333MHz frontside bus (FSB) and contains 4MB of L2 cache. The 7200, according to Intel's price list, has 3MB of cache, sits on a 1066MHz FSB and is only clocked to 2.53GHz. It's cheaper too: $133.

So much for model number consistency...

Also new this week is the 2.83GHz E8300, a 6MB L2, 1333MHz FSB part that debuted at $163.

Intel cut the price of the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo E4600 - 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB - to $113, a fall of 15 per cent.

Two members of the Pentium Dual-Core line-up had their prices cut: the 2.2GHz E2200 fell 12 per cent to $74, to create a price gap between it and the $84, 2.4GHz E2220. The price of the 2GHz E2180 was reduced 14 per cent to $64, bringing it in line with the remainder of the series.

The Celeron Dual-Core family gained a member: the 2GHz E1400, priced at $53. The introduction pushed down the price of its predecessor, the 1.6GHz E1200, down 19 per cent to $43.

The 2.66GHz single Celeron 570 joins the list with a price of $134. The 2.13GHz 560 and the 2GHz 550 both saw their prices cut by 20 per cent as a result, falling to $107 and $86, respectively.

The older 2GHz Celeron 440 and 1.8GHz Celeron 430 are now, respectively, 17 per cent and 23 per cent cheaper than before. The 440 now costs $44 and the 430 $34.

The 5xx Celerons have 1MB of L2 cache, while the 4xx versions, like the dual-cores, have 512KB of cache per core.

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