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Analyst: Intel cuts processor prices by up to 50%

By Matthew ยท 26 replies
Sep 23, 2010
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  1. Intel has drastically lowered prices on its processors and chipsets, according to industry analyst Bobby Burleson. Hoping to spark consumer interest and clear inventory, Chipzilla has reportedly discounted Core i3, i5, i7 and Atom CPUs by 50% along with a 15% reduction on certain chipsets.

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  2. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 595   +58

    Nice! Competition is a ***** isn't it Intel?! You've got AMD pounding away at your door from one end of the room and then you have ARM pounding on the otherside. This can mean only good things for consumers.
  3. Intel processors are VERY expensive in comparison with AMD. Of course intel processors are killers in performance but you only notice that if you are onto games..... or mining :)
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Sure would like to see this reduction show up on Newegg today - not that I could afford an upgrade right now. It would just be nice to see.
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,029   +197

    I wonder if it costs 50% more to unlock them after you get them.
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,550   +235

    lol, yea, i read that article. Funny how things work like that....
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 595   +58

    Wait for it.......................................

  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676




    the 750 smears the 965 in almost everything, and it isn't more expensive at all. Right now intel is simply the better option. The 750 also tends to overclock better than the phenom II. Plus the 750 has a lower TDP. If you compare two cpu's in the same price range the intel will usually come out on top. The only reason the i7s cost so much is because they're blistering fast and amd has no cpu to compete with them.
  9. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,635   +697

    Never fails - just bought my i7-930 last month. :(
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +423

    Princeton, if you are comparing the i750 to the 965 you should fix your link. You linked to the AMD Phenom II X4 970. The 965 is lower in price by about $27 compared to the i750 (as of today, at least). If you intended to compare the i750 to the 970, then you still need to correct the narrative.

    TomSEA, let us know when you buy your next processor or even graphics card so we will know when to expect the price to go down soon afterward. :)
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I've seen benchmarks for the 965 and 970. The 750 beats both. So no I don't need to correct it, the 750 is better than the amd cpu in the price range.

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    so when will the prices be put into effect I wonder... I want the new 6core baby....
  13. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    so, when are the old LGA 775 parts gonna drop off the earth in prices? They are so ridiculously expensive in terms of price/performance it is ludicrous. A 50% drop in price for THOSE would put them in the same general price range (or lower) as some of their other parts as well as AMDs similar parts, and in a perfect world would spur a short term increase in incremental upgrades, hopefully helping intel and stores clear some of that inventory.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Something fishy about this story.
    Nowhere on the net is reporting these "price cuts" other than linking to the original analyst's claim. Intel's price list has not changed. As far as I am aware, the next Intel CPU price cuts aren't due until 17th October.
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    really?, maybe then you could do a great service then and tell Guru3D what they are doing wrong...because it appears that the 970 is hanging out in the i7 860-920 range

  16. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    just when i need to build my PC, :p so cool ....

  17. fullmetalvegan

    fullmetalvegan TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    I use AMD for gaming and I don't notice any performance difference to Intel.

    Probably cause I got a powerful GPU - most games rely on that.
  18. Buldozer coming out. Da da da da. Hehe, Intel has a big brown thing in his pants. :D
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Do you always stutter...or just when you're over excited ?
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    I'll get on the Bulldozer bandwagon when it hits the streets.
  21. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +105

    I really prefer reading official prices rather than a general statement from an analyst.
  22. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    This is perfect. I was going to buy a i5 750 and I don't know what stopped me, now I'm definitely sellimg my PC and buying it! Just hope that prices fall in a few months!
  23. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Yea, I haven't seen any of this supposed "50%" price cuts short of in store, vendor specific deals on certain processors.
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    Hmm ....... may be the source is under 'dilation' effect, hence, it hasn't come to past ... for the rest of us.
  25. yup, I'm waiting for Sandy Bridge. I'm waiting to build my "future proof" machine. I will probably wait until early 2012 when USB 3.0 becomes standard, Win 8 is out, Light Peak is here and stable, the new LGA2011 MoBo's are here, and SSD's are reasonably priced. I tend to run my computers into the ground (graphics designer) for at least 4 years. I love seeing the new tech come out and prices drop like flies!

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