Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and Massive Price Cutsby Anand Lal Shimpi on July 16, 2007 3:04 AM EST
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$180 Battle: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
It's time for round three; at around $180 you can either get AMD's fastest Socket-AM2 processor, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel's Core 2 Duo E6750, it's second fastest, non-extreme, dual-core processor. After the April price cuts, AMD managed to become quite competitive with Intel below $300, have things changed now that Intel is readying its own set of price cuts for next week?
In the old pricing scheme, AMD's 6000+ had to compete with the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo E6600 and 2.13GHz E6400, which it did well. Unfortunately for AMD, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ now has to compete with the 2.66GHz/1333MHz FSB Core 2 Duo E6750 and the battle is far from balanced this time around.
Unless you already own a Socket-AM2 motherboard, the E6750 is the clear choice at $180.