Thursday, October 24th 2019

Intel to Halve Prices of 7th and 9th Gen "Skylake-X" HEDT Processors

In a bid to clear out inventories of its 7th and 9th generation Core X HEDT processors based on the "Skylake-X" silicon, Intel is preparing to halve prices of leftover inventory in the retail channel. The move is triggered by the company's own recent launch of the 10th generation Core i9 "Cascade Lake-X" processors that are compatible with existing socket LGA2066 motherboards. With "Cascade Lake-X," Intel halved the Dollars-per-core metric across the board (i.e. doubled the performance-per-Dollar), resulting in its top 18-core i9-10980XE being priced under the $1000-mark, half of what the i9-9980XE once commanded.

With prices of Core X "Skylake-X" chips being halved, you can expect the market to be flooded with 7th and 9th generation chips that are priced marginally lesser than their 10th gen "Cascade Lake-X" siblings. The single-thread performance (IPC) is identical between the three generations. All that's changed with "Cascade Lake-X" is the introduction of the DLBoost instruction-set that speeds up AI applications (irrelevant to gamers), and an improved Turbo Boost algorithm that spreads boost clocks across more cores, including Favored Cores capability that will come alive with Windows 10 2H19 update. If you've been on one of the cheaper 8-core or 10-core LGA2066 chips, your upgrade options just increased.
Source: TweakTown
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57 Comments on Intel to Halve Prices of 7th and 9th Gen "Skylake-X" HEDT Processors

#1
Metroid
no wonder, they are losing to 2:1 ratio.
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#2
R0H1T
Still overpriced though :shadedshu:
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#3
dj-electric
Well, Skylake-X can't be more expensive than Cascade-Lake-X, right?
What other choice do they have than to make it a bit cheaper...

Here's the decent part of the deal - if people are interested in wide IO of X299, the Core i7 9800X might get to around 350$
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#4
ratirt
If the price keep dropping, I might buy Intel just for the sake of it :)
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#5
BakerMan1971
might weigh up whether its worth upgrading my 7800X
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#6
Zubasa
ratirt
If the price keep dropping, I might buy Intel just for the sake of it :)
If I am to buy Intel, I would wait for them to drop a bit more.
After all X299 is 3 generations of basically the same thing. It definitely is not nearly as expensive to make anymore.
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#7
john_
Is this really enough in the eyes of someone who considers a top LGA2066 CPU? I mean, we already know that there is a "new" series coming and the old ones will cost as much as the new ones? Intel should be selling those old chips 10-20% lower than the MSRPs of the equivalent new ones. This is a joke like those Intel CPUs without iGPU that where costing the same as those WITH the iGPU. For a company that makes billions every months, this is really cheap.
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#8
ratirt
Zubasa
If I am to buy Intel, I would wait for them to drop a bit more even.
After all X299 is 3 generations of basically the same thing. It definitely is not nearly as expensive to make anymore.
Honestly, That was a sarcasm :) I don't intend to buy Intel. Maybe if the price is really low for the 9000 series processors, I might buy one but the price won't be that low I'm sure.
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#9
Vayra86
I just can't shake the feeling Intel is pumping out press announcements on a daily basis now JUST to keep mindshare.

I mean the past fifteen to twenty reports on Intel have been completely useless. So they slash prices on old inventory. Yay, who doesn't? The next day we hear they have great new innovations, another worthless refresh of whatever-Lake, even better IGPs, (lol) and of course our now mandatory bi-weekly new security leak.
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#10
ratirt
Vayra86
I just can't shake the feeling Intel is pumping out press announcements on a daily basis now JUST to keep mindshare.

I mean the past fifteen to twenty reports on Intel have been completely useless. So they slash prices on old inventory. Yay, who doesn't? The next day we hear they have great new innovations, another worthless refresh of whatever-Lake, even better IGPs, (lol) and of course our now mandatory bi-weekly new security leak.
You do realize why they do that. It sticks in people's heads and in a long term makes an impression it is something worth or of some special value. It's like with celebrities. They don't do anything special or excel at anything but it is always good for business when media talk about them.
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#11
fynxer
Half of Intel's originally astronomical price isn't good enuf. Will people even bother with x299 when AMD still givers more performance per dollar than Intel's halved prices.

Before even considering Intel's halved prices be sure to check out AMD performance per dollar and you also get PCIe 4.0

Sure PCIe 4.0 may not be a must tech today but you have to think a couple of years down the line when building a new system.

ALSO by NOT buying Intel you are sending a clear message to Intel that even half price of their originally astronomical prices is too expensive and they have to match or even go below AMD's performance per dollar to be relevant in the future.
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#12
HwGeek
why would anyone invest in new x299 build? we all know that next socket will use ddr5/pcie5 etc, x299 is dead for 2020 product.
all current x299 owners already got 14+ models so they gonna get no real improvement.
p.s: for many content creation apps [adobe f.e] 9900K gave hard life for lower frequency x299 parts and if the new commet lake will get 10C with same high clock then it will hard x299 sales even more, and for those that need more cores then AMD TR is the answer.

So in short- main rivels for those x299 parts are :9900KS, next 10C/20T commet lake, TR3000, Ryzen 3950X.
IMO another factor will be the new TR platform cost including MB+CPU, if the MB's will go for crazy prices then ppl may go 'cheap'(can't believe I am saying that on Intel lol) and buy the new x299.
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#13
lewis007
Oh Intel, is this their idea of a garage sale? :kookoo:
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#14
londiste
Vayra86
I just can't shake the feeling Intel is pumping out press announcements on a daily basis now JUST to keep mindshare.
Intel is not pumping out press releases. There are rumors of price drops and sites are reporting on that. Even if the rumors are true I am pretty sure Intel will not do a press release on this.
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#15
cucker tarlson
were I to choose between x570 and 3700x or x299 and 9800x at the same price I'd choose intel probably,better memory compability and quad channel.
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#16
Tsukiyomi91
cutting prices for HEDTs? what a joke. All the more reason for AMD to sweep up the low-mid-high end market segment with their Ryzen 3rd gen product lineup. XD
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#17
cucker tarlson
fynxer
Half of Intel's originally astronomical price isn't good enuf. Will people even bother with x299 when AMD still givers more performance per dollar than Intel's halved prices.

Before even considering Intel's halved prices be sure to check out AMD performance per dollar and you also get PCIe 4.0

Sure PCIe 4.0 may not be a must tech today but you have to think a couple of years down the line when building a new system.

ALSO by NOT buying Intel you are sending a clear message to Intel that even half price of their originally astronomical prices is too expensive and they have to match or even go below AMD's performance per dollar to be relevant in the future.
you are just hilarious with the parts in bold.

no one here wants to buy a cpu as a ways to send any message to any corporation.they're looking for low prices.
btw 2066 offers 44 lanes.
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#18
Vya Domus
londiste
Intel is not pumping out press releases. There are rumors of price drops and sites are reporting on that.
Most leaks are generally intentional in order to generate attention towards a company without providing anything official, if someone like Intel really wants to keep everything secret they can easily do that but they chose not to. Remember how no one knew absolutely nothing about Turing until like a month prior to the release ? We are inundated with stuff about their mythical dGPUs and whatnot on a daily basis, you'd have to be fairly naive to believe these are all by mistake.

Intel has nothing exciting or groundbreaking for the near feature, that's the only way they can stay on everyone's lips.
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Vayra86
londiste
Intel is not pumping out press releases. There are rumors of price drops and sites are reporting on that. Even if the rumors are true I am pretty sure Intel will not do a press release on this.
Rumors... yeah. That is how press releases are done these days. Equal or better coverage that way while you maintain plausible deniability. Surely you've noticed... come on.

fynxer
Half of Intel's originally astronomical price isn't good enuf. Will people even bother with x299 when AMD still givers more performance per dollar than Intel's halved prices.

Before even considering Intel's halved prices be sure to check out AMD performance per dollar and you also get PCIe 4.0

Sure PCIe 4.0 may not be a must tech today but you have to think a couple of years down the line when building a new system.

ALSO by NOT buying Intel you are sending a clear message to Intel that even half price of their originally astronomical prices is too expensive and they have to match or even go below AMD's performance per dollar to be relevant in the future.
Yeah I'm sure they'll listen to the message. History is proof, right?

What are you smoking?

ratirt
You do realize why they do that. It sticks in people's heads and in a long term makes an impression it is something worth or of some special value. It's like with celebrities. They don't do anything special or excel at anything but it is always good for business when media talk about them.
Of course, its good to be reminded of this once in a while.
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#21
ratirt
gmn 17
About time intel
About time? I think like 3 years to late or even more :) Who to blame :P

cucker tarlson
were I to choose between x570 and 3700x or x299 and 9800x at the same price I'd choose intel probably,better memory compability and quad channel.
Now you are just scrambling bro :)
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#22
halo9
So intel just halved the secondary market value for anyone offloading their old HEDT chips for a new one. That just sucks if you have one of those chips, your trade value just vanished. Ouch!
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#23
Mamya3084
What's the 4 core variant worth now?
Maybe low enough to feature on tech yes city.
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#24
cucker tarlson
ratirt
About time? I think like 3 years to late or even more :) Who to blame :p


Now you are just scrambling bro :)
no,I'm taking into account what matters to me.
trouble free experience is on par with performance per dollar.
if perf per dollar is same as amd,I'd go intel any day.
also,more 3.0 lanes > less 4.0 lanes.better have two x16,one x8 and one x4 at 3.0 than one x16 and one x4 at 4.0
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#25
kapone32
Mamya3084
What's the 4 core variant worth now?
Maybe low enough to feature on tech yes city.
Yes but that only provides you with 24 lanes of PCI_E better to get AM4 at that point X299 boards will remain at their current $350-600 pricing.
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