In addition, the company has also launched a couple of new Core i5 CPUs and slashed prices across the board. The 2.93GHz Core i7 870 has seen the biggest cut, plunging from $562 to just $294 -- a drop of 48%. The cut follows the launch of a lower powered variant known as the Core i7 870S, which is clocked at 2.66GHz and has a price of $351, and a Core i5 760 with four cores clocked at 2.8GHz. The latter will debut at just $205, and seeing how the $5 cheaper, 2.66GHz Core i5 750 didn't receive a price cut we assume the 760 is meant as its replacement.
Further down the ladder the two-cores, four-threads Core i3 540 can now be picked up for $117 rather than $133, while the 3.06GHz Pentium E6600 has dropped from $84 to $75 and the 2.8GHz E5500 from $75 to $64. The new prices became effective yesterday -- you can check out the full list here (PDF).