Pentium D 805 available for under $150
TR forum regular paco has spotted Intel's Pentium D 805 in the wild. The budget dual-core chip is selling for under $150 from a handful of reputable retailers, making it the cheapest dual-core processor by a long shot. Intel's other budget dual-core chip, the Pentium D 820, sells for $213 and up, while AMD's least expensive Athlon 64 X2 will set you back at least $295.
The Pentium D 805's low price point should bring dual-core goodness to more affordable PCs, allowing more mainstream users to bask in SMP's creamy smoothness. The 805 could also be an interesting chip for enthusiasts, as it appears to have plenty of overclocking potential.