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Old 08-26-2010   #49
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Intel Plans Large Price Cut for Core i7-950 Processors

Now that Computex has come and gone, it appears that hardware makers and PC suppliers are also apparently ready to enjoy some rest. For the most part, companies have only started shipping previously announced products or unveiled future plans that won't actually have any bearing on the market itself for a few weeks, at the very least. It is rumored that Intel will drop the price on the Core i5-950 CPU from $562 to under $300 at the end of August. The Core i7-950 is a quad-core model, with eight threads and an L3 cache memory of 8MB. Furthermore, the CPU has a thermal design power (TDP) of 130W and should be able to go as low as $294 when being put up for order. As such, the tag of Core i7-930 is bound to drop to $284.

Intel, apparently, is thinking of drastically altering the pricing scheme for one of its most powerful central processing units. If what hkepc says is to be believed, the part's price will plummet by almost half of what it currently costs. If true, then the chip immediately under it may also drop in price, in order to maintain their appeal on their respective target consumer bases. This will come to pass just around the same time as the upcoming Core i3-560, with a frequency of 3.33GHz, is slated to make it into stores. The CPU whose price will drop from the current $562 to under $300 is the Core i5-950. "
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