The price cut comes just three months after the previous one announced by Intel. Intel has had hinted a price drop in Q3, expecting a second price drop in Autumn. It seems that the production capacity of Intel allows for further price cuts earlier than it was expected, placed for around mid-June.
According to the latest reports, Intel Quad-Core Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB) will be further cut to $266, a second drop within 4 months since its release on March. For the original price segment of Core 2 Quad Q6600, now it will be replaced by a new model Quad Q6700 (2.66GHz/4MB L2 x2/1066MHzFSB), pricing at $530.
For the Value segment, Core 2 Duo E4500 will be a new release on July 22. Featuring 2.2GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache and 800MHz FSB, its price is set at $133, while E4400 will further drop to $113.