Intel quad-core processor price cuts

The Intel Quad-Core line of processors received a new price cut. The lowest Q6600 quad processor is now $299.99. That is FOUR cores. That is amazing in and of itself – that four cores, yes four, are on one chip and is only $299.99. They are tearing AMD a new one with this price cut. AMD doesn’t even have a consumer quad-core processor out that is as cheap as the Intel counter-part. This is just ridiculous! They are stealing the lead by leaps and bounds. I am wondering if AMD can even make a comeback with Barcelona. I doubt it. Things are definitely heating up for all everyone including the consumers. This can only get better (unless AMD flops completely) then Intel can just go about doing a price drop ever few years as opposed to each year or six months.