What Intel offers has always been entirely dependent on the competition and how much they can bribe and blackmail, like they did with Dell to not sell the superior Athlon products of the era... and every other major computer company. Assuming they have offerings comparable to nVidia or AMD it'll be the same price as nVidia's offerings, until they become popular, or get slightly ahead, then they'll charge whatever the frack they want as usual. I 100% guaran-fracking-tee you that they'd still be whoring out shitty quad core CPUs for $400-$2K if AMD didn't make a comeback. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 was released in 2007. They beat that dead horse for 10 years until they were forced to be slightly less assholish. Somewhere out there, there is an Intel CEO who is furious that he can't buy more shiploads of slaves, and container ships of orphan blood, because there is competition in the market now. Edit: Fixed date.