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Old 02-17-2011, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With a new six-core sheriff in town -- Core i7 990X Extreme Edition -- and the recent release of Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture, the time was right for Intel to reposition its other processors on the price scale, and so it did. Chipzilla chomped 34 percent off its Core i7 970, bringing it down from $885 to $583 in thousand-unit quantities. Perhaps even more attractive, however, is the 48 percent price cut that reduced the Core i7 960 from $562 to $294.

Identical price cuts also affected Intel's Xeon equivalents (W3670 and W3565), and all of these street for slightly more than the bulk pricing. Newegg, for example, lists the Core i7 960 (quad-core, 3.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache) at $320 and the 970 (hexacore, 3.2GHz, 12MB L3 cache) at $600.

Those with a larger tax refund to burn can pick up the Core i7 990X for $1,050. The 990X comes clocked at 3.46GHz on each of its six cores and includes 12MB of L3 cache, along with a blatant (and unapologetic) disregard for high bang-for-buck ratios.

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A price drop on the old generation a month after the new generation comes out? I am truly surprised :P
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And I payed all this money for my 760?!
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970 to expensive for most people still. It would be really appetizing to have a 6 core sandy though.
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I'm not hungry, thank you.
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i wonder if you're entitled to some sort of refund or something if you recently bought either cpu and a few days later they retail for a few hundred less.
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