Price cut looms for high-end 'Santa Rosa' chips


— 1:25 AM on June 18, 2007

Some notebook vendors haven't even finished their transition to Intel's "Santa Rosa" platform yet, but the chipmaker is already planning a round of price cuts for high-end processors that launched together with the platform. According to DigiTimes, Intel will cut the prices of mobile Core 2 Duo T7500 and T7700 processors by 24% and 32%, respectively, in the third quarter of this year.

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is clocked at 2.2GHz and currently has a list price of $316, while the T7700 model runs at 2.4GHz and is $530 in Intel's price list (PDF). The rumored price cut would bring down the T7500 to $240 and the T7700 to $360—low enough to leave room for new Core 2 Duo T7800 and Core 2 Extreme X7900 processors at the high-end, DigiTimes says. The site adds that Intel will also introduce a new Core 2 Duo T7250 chip with a $210 price tag at the low end, although there's no mention of the part's clock speed. Considering the existing T7200 runs at 2GHz, however, something in that area seems likely.

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