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6 and 12-core pricing guesstimate

strausd

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So seeing that a 2009 2.66 8-core with 1TB hard drive is $4800 and a 2010 2.66 12-core is $5000, it doesn't seem like there is much of a price difference. The 12-core also comes with a better GPU, faster RAM, built in wifi, and Magic Mouse.

I was thinking about this the other day and since the prices are so close, maybe the 2010 6-core will resemble the 2009 quad at 3.33. A 2009 quad at 3.33 and a 1TB HD is $3800. The difference between the 8-core and 12-core is only $200, so my guess (only a guess) is that the 2010 6-core will be $4000. So for an extra 2 cores/4 threads, built in wifi, better GPU, and Magic Mouse, it is only $200 more, not bad in my eyes.

Now if this is true, which it may not be since it is only my guess, then we can use this principle to figure out the price of the 12-core 2.93 GHz system.

A 2009 2.93 GHz 8-core system is $6000, and with $200 more, it would mean the 2.93 GHz 12-core would be $6200. Now, if you added a 4870 in the 8-core system for better comparison against the 5770, then they would be the exact same price but you would get much more with the 12-core. An extra 4 cores/8 threads, built in wifi, faster RAM, and a Magic Mouse.

Again, these are only my guesses and I cannot prove this in any way. But if this is true, then the pricing for the new systems are not bad at all.
 

TheBritishBloke

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I think there will be more than a $1000 gap between 6 and 12 core.

My guess:

4 core base model: $2000
6 core base model: $2700
8 core base model: $3150
12 core base model: $4100

Somewhere like thar my guess. They can't keep that quad at $2500 it's outdated.
 
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strausd

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I think there will be more than a $1000 gap between 6 and 12 core.

My guess:

4 core base model: $2000
6 core base model: $2700
8 core base model: $3150
12 core base model: $4100

Somewhere like thar my guess. They can't keep that quad at $2500 it's outdated.

We already know 4, 8, and 12 core base price and they are $2500, $3500, and $5000 respectively.
 
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Ravich

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That's not stopping them. We already know that the quad core starts at 2500$, 8 core starts at 3500$, and 12 core starts at 5000$


2.66 12 core starting at 4100$? Are you crazy?
 
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Hellhammer

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My guess:

2499$ for 2.8GHz quad
2899$ for 3.2GHz quad (currently that for 2.93GHz)
3699$ for 3.33GHz hexa
3499$ for 2.4GHz octo
4999$ for 2.66GHz 12-core
6299$ for 2.93GHz 12-core (currently 5899$ for 2.93GHz octo but those are 154$ cheaper per chip than X5680)
 
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trankdart

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+1 on $4000 hex

I agree with OP's guess of $3999 on the 6-core, and certainly no less than $3899. I think anything less than that and Steve Jobs would start to think he was running a charity and change the company's name to the Jobs Foundation.
Edit: Or maybe the Jobs iFoundation.
 
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strausd

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My guess:

2499$ for 2.8GHz quad
2899$ for 3.2GHz quad (currently that for 2.93GHz)
3699$ for 3.33GHz hexa
3499$ for 2.4GHz octo
4999$ for 2.66GHz 12-core
6299$ for 2.93GHz 12-core (currently 5899$ for 2.93GHz octo but those are 154$ cheaper per chip than X5680)

I thought they were only $54 cheaper per chip...

And since the 8-core and 12-core difference at 2.66 is only $200, I don't think it will be more than $6200.
 
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G4DP

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Why this guessing. The original release these details were given. Look on the front page.
 
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Hellhammer

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I thought they were only $54 cheaper per chip...

You seem to be right, my bad, well Wikipedia's bad :D

http://files.shareholder.com/downlo...E60-F6A50F491DFB/July_18_10_1ku_Price.xls.pdf

That's the latest pricing guide by Intel, it indeed is 54$ difference :eek:

And since the 8-core and 12-core difference at 2.66 is only $200, I don't think it will be more than $6200.

Yeah, I based it on my bad calculations. 6199$ seems more reasonable, could be even cheaper

G4DP said:
Why this guessing. The original release these details were given. Look on the front page.

Only base model's prices were announced

- $2499: 1x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core / 3GB RAM / 1 TB HD
- $3499: 2x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core / 6 GB RAM / 1 TB HD

12-core options at either 2.66 GHz or 2.93 GHz push the starting price to $4999. All models are set to begin shipping in August.

Let us know if you have some insider info
 
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