PDA

View Full Version : Intel LGA775 Prices Ridiculous?



CaptainVincent
09-03-2008, 04:41 PM
Hey everyone. I just purchased a computer with an intel motherboard. I am planning to upgrade to a newer intel socket LGA775 processor.

I just had a look at the prices and totally **** myself.

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8Ghz $170??!?!??!!? (Isn't this comparable to like a $90 X2 4200+)

That is the cheapest Core 2 Duo.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550, 2.33GHz $235? (That processor is comparable to a X2 5200+ which is only $150)

These prices are from pricespy.co.nz btw.

Please someone, PLEASE tell me I am doing something wrong or not getting something?

pctek
09-03-2008, 04:58 PM
And?

So go buy AMD then.

beeswax34
09-03-2008, 05:02 PM
Aren't the 4200+ and 5200+ dual core but the Intel ones you quote Core2 Duo?

IMO, Intel ones are more expensive but they are also much much better than AMD processors.

wainuitech
09-03-2008, 05:33 PM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550, 2.33GHz $235? (That processor is comparable to a X2 5200+ which is only $150)
Thats a good price considering the RRP is around $369.00

I'm afraid you logic of (That processor is comparable to a X2 5200+ which is only $150) It doesn't work like that.

If it did then the price of a 160 Gb HD would be double that of a 80Gb drive, which it isnt.

The_End_Of_Reality
09-03-2008, 05:51 PM
Go and look up reviews, you will find that the comparisons you posted are completely wrong, the Intel CPUs are better than the AMD you compared them to. :rolleyes:

I am guessing you don't know the old saying "you get what you pay for" :rolleyes:

qazwsxokmijn
09-03-2008, 05:54 PM
E6550 is comparable to 5600+ I think.

Most if not all Intel CPUs are terrific overclockers, and Intel probably put that into their pricings. And they consume less power, and gives out much better performance.

Erayd
09-03-2008, 10:04 PM
My current desktop has an E6550. In my opinion, it's a seriously kickass chip, even without overclocking - the default clock is just fine for me :D. I'd strongly recommend you get one, you won't regret it.

CaptainVincent
09-03-2008, 10:24 PM
And?

So go buy AMD then.

Omg...I have an intel computer. Your comment is irrelevant to my question.

Speedy Gonzales
09-03-2008, 10:28 PM
Omg...I have an intel computer. Your comment is irrelevant to my question.

Well, yer but you were comparing Intel to AMD. And moaning about the Intel CPU prices.

So, it was / is relevant.

CaptainVincent
09-03-2008, 10:56 PM
I was comparing AMD to Intel because that's what my knowledge was telling me to do. I am not moaning, I am pretty much saying I must be doing something wrong. Can't you see the question mark by my thread title? It suggests I may not fully understand what I am talking about.

"Please someone, PLEASE tell me I am doing something wrong or not getting something?"

CaptainVincent
09-03-2008, 10:59 PM
Thats a good price considering the RRP is around $369.00

I'm afraid you logic of (That processor is comparable to a X2 5200+ which is only $150) It doesn't work like that.

If it did then the price of a 160 Gb HD would be double that of a 80Gb drive, which it isnt.

Thank you. That's exactly what I wanted to hear. How to I compare Intel to AMD, pricewise vs performance.

beeswax34
09-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Thank you. That's exactly what I wanted to hear. How to I compare Intel to AMD, pricewise vs performance.

Google is your friend.

CaptainVincent
10-03-2008, 07:50 AM
Google is your friend.

It works when I compare AMD .vs. Intel in U.S. countries (U.S. dollars). But when I compare price .vs. performance for New Zealand something just isn't right.

autechre
10-03-2008, 09:33 AM
You're better off getting the E8xxx series CPUs anyhow if your mobo will support them. Slightly faster than the E6xxx :)

Here's (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel-wolfdale.html) a review of the new processors