Monday, June 21st 2010

Core i7 950 to be Priced Under $300 This August

A recent report by HKEPC shows that Intel will be cutting the prices of certain key SKUs to make them and the price-point they're targeting, more competitive. For instance, until now available for over US $500, and replaced by the Core i7 960, the Core i7 950 (LGA1366, 3.06 GHz, quad-core) chip will be placed at the $294 price-point, displacing the Core i7 930 2.80 GHz chip.

With the value segment, the socket LGA1156 Core i3 500 series chips will have a new SKU, the Core i3 560. This dual-core chip is clocked at 3.33 GHz, and priced at $138. Intel has recently released its new $200 LGA1156 quad-core chip, the Core i5 760 2.80 GHz. The new pricing will be effective from August 29.

Source: HKEPC
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28 Comments on Core i7 950 to be Priced Under $300 This August

#1
mdsx1950
That's cool! Wonder when they will release the 6 core non EE processors and how much it will be.
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#2
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Very nice to see that Intels dropping the prices to a very competitive point, lets hope the rest of the market drops some too!
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#3
random
AWESOME... but I want a new system this upcoming tax time!
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
isnt this just a higher clocked 920?
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#5
Yellow&Nerdy?
by: mdsx1950
That's cool! Wonder when they will release the 6 core non EE processors and how much it will be.
The i7 970 hexa-core will be released in Q3 according to different sources. The price is rumoured to be between 500-600$, which is still a lot, if you ask me.
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#6
Hayder_Master
i wasn't expect something like this from intel
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#7
mlee49
by: brandonwh64
isnt this just a higher clocked 920?
Yeah its got the same specs as a 920 just with a higher stock clock speed.

A little birdie will be bringing me a 940, and it was under $200 ;)
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#8
Kovoet
Best news I have had all morning, thanks
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#9
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Pointless for those of us with overclocked 920/930's. Still great to see the 950 come down to a much more reasonable price. Very nice.

Those new 1156 CPU's sound sweet to!
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#10
kg4icg
by: CDdude55
Pointless for those of us with overclocked 920/930's. Still great to see the 950 come down to a much more reasonable price. Very nice.

Those new 1156 CPU's sound sweet to!
Just means more Microcenter visits for some of us
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#11
mlee49
by: CDdude55
Pointless for those of us with overclocked 920/930's. Still great to see the 950 come down to a much more reasonable price. Very nice.

Those new 1156 CPU's sound sweet to!
Some of us early adopters got chips that needed over 1.4V to get 4.4GHz+, hopefully with the price drop of these "mid" range 1366 chips we'll see less volts for heftier overclocks. :)
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#12
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: mlee49
Some of us early adopters got chips that needed over 1.4V to get 4.4GHz+, hopefully with the price drop of these "mid" range 1366 chips we'll see less volts for heftier overclocks. :)
ahh, ok. That sounds reasonable.:toast:
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#14
the_wolf88
Yes Finally Intel forced to cut the prices !!!


AMD and specially Phenom X6 did it !! :rockout:
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#15
majestic12
For that price, it'd be a tempting (although not too much) upgrade from my 920... I'll either get one for my extra motherboard or wait on one of those snazzy hexacore i7 models (non-extreme) that will eventually come out. I wonder if it'll be $200 at microcenter... :D
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#16
n-ster
guess I won't upgrade my i7 920 C0 to a D0 then... I'll just wait for hexacores :)
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#17
_JP_
Aww great.
If that E6800 is going to drop it's price to that low, my E7400 is going to be impossible to sell now and totally not worth it. :banghead:

Great news for everybody else, though. :)
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#18
jellyrole
by: mlee49
Yeah its got the same specs as a 920 just with a higher stock clock speed.

A little birdie will be bringing me a 940, and it was under $200 ;)
Someone's a retail employee of some sort.:pimp:
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#19
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Id probly wait for like a 32mn westmere
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#20
GunsAblazin
Perfect "F"ing Timing

Oh, great timing Intel, I just bought a 930.
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#21
PopcornMachine
by: CDdude55
Pointless for those of us with overclocked 920/930's. Still great to see the 950 come down to a much more reasonable price. Very nice.

Those new 1156 CPU's sound sweet to!
Indeed. I have a 920 running at 3.667, so no need for one of these.

It is great news for those contemplating a move to Bloomfield. The 920/930's may drop to the low 100s, while quantities last.
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#22
xtremesv
Nice to see some price competition :rockout:

Intel has done pretty well maintaining its technical and financial leadership so far. On the other hand, IMO, AMD's future is not that clear on those fronts.
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#23
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Interesting but not acceptable. Intel needs (or at least I want them to) to release a 6 core cpu (w/ HT) for a reasonable price. Reasonable for me would be around $300.00 to $400.00. However this will (hopefully) lower the cost of the 920/930's in the retail and second hand markets.

My two cents~
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#24
Bundy
by: HammerON
Interesting but not acceptable. Intel needs (or at least I want them to) to release a 6 core cpu (w/ HT) for a reasonable price. Reasonable for me would be around $300.00 to $400.00. However this will (hopefully) lower the cost of the 920/930's in the retail and second hand markets.

My two cents~
You drive a hard bargain. I agree however and will be looking forward to the buying choices later this year. As for the economical hexcore for crunching? Quite sometime later I expect.
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#25
mdsx1950
by: HammerON
Interesting but not acceptable. Intel needs (or at least I want them to) to release a 6 core cpu (w/ HT) for a reasonable price. Reasonable for me would be around $300.00 to $400.00. However this will (hopefully) lower the cost of the 920/930's in the retail and second hand markets.

My two cents~
Most likely Intel's non EE 6 core will go for about $500 at the minimum.
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