Monday, January 28th 2019

Intel's IGP-less i9-9900KF, i7-9700KF CPUs First Listings Appear Above MSRP Pricing

Intel will be relasing IPG-less versions of their most popular desktop processors soon, if some retailers' listings of the CPUs are anything to go by. The i9-9900KF and i7-9700KF CPUs will bring about Intel's best-performing architecture to date in an integrated GPU-less package, which will allow the company to bring prices down for the end user. Of course, this has all the hallmarks of a bid for a more competitive positioning of its products against AMD's upcoming Zen 2 products, whilst simultaneously (and likely) increasing profit on every processor sold (we'd expect the savings passed on to the customer to be inferior to Intel's saved costs at the foundry level).

The i9-9900KF has been found online for $582.50, more than $50 above the i9-9900K's $530 street pricing, while the 9600KF is listed at $308.75, more than $60 over the street pricing of Intel's i7-9600K. Remember that these prices are gouged on account of limited availability on the market; when these are more widespread and the market sees stocks in line with demand expectations, these should bottom down. But then again, we've seen Intel's products being price-increased for a while as the company struggled to keep its production up to the demand, amidst a constrained and supposedly already second-line 14 nm process.
Sources: Momomo_us Twitter, B&H 9600KF, B&H 9700KF, via HardOCP
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11 Comments on Intel's IGP-less i9-9900KF, i7-9700KF CPUs First Listings Appear Above MSRP Pricing

#1
R0H1T
So DIY market's still being stiffed :rolleyes:
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#2
Gasaraki
Intel doesn't control what vendors charge.
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#3
ArbitraryAffection
Gasaraki
Intel doesn't control what vendors charge.
And vendors know that people are dumb and pay out of their backsides for Intel products even if they're priced far above what they're worth. Kinda like Apple products tbh.
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#4
Arctucas
Pay more...get less.

Brilliant marketing!
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#5
Steevo
R0H1T
So DIY market's still being stiffed :rolleyes:
Buy the competition, its how the free market works and forces companies to come back to reality.
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#6
theoneandonlymrk
Gasaraki
Intel doesn't control what vendors charge.
Which is true tbf , I can see them having a slight oc potential that might sell a few.
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#7
bonehead123
Arctucas
Pay more...get less. Brilliant marketing!
Typical, friggin Intel money-grabbin, pocket-lining dueschbag pigs !
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#8
Animalpak
Why the price even increase for the 9900K ? So dumb !

Im looking for this CPU to get it soon, when i read about KF series i said : "ok let's wait some more maybe will be cheaper"... But fu... is not !!!
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#9
B-Real
1. KF versions's (without IGP) MSRP prices are the same as the K versions with IGP.
2. 9900KF prices are listed $488, so it's nearly $100 increase. However, 9600KF is shown $262, making it "only" $45 more expensive.

Great job again, Intel. :D

Animalpak
Why the price even increase for the 9900K ? So dumb !

Im looking for this CPU to get it soon, when i read about KF series i said : "ok let's wait some more maybe will be cheaper"... But fu... is not !!!
Sorry for asking, but how can you even consider buying that one when you have 2700X for nearly half the price and 3700X on the way?
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#10
laptop-hpc
Two small typos here:
Intel will be relasing IPG-less versions...
It should obviously be:
Intel will be releasing IGP-less versions...
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#11
Smartcom5
laptop-hpc
It should obviously be:
Intel will be releasing IGP-less versions...

Two small typos here:
Intel will be releasing IGP-less versions...
It should obviously be:
Intel will be re-releasing IGP-less versions... (to even dump the junk [of defective Dies with broken graphics-core but working CPU-part] at full price).
Smartcom
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