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Old September 8, 2009, 05:42 PM
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why is this double the price of the 860? I looked at the specs and the ONLY difference is its a higher clocked at 2.93 instead of 2.8. Does anyone know if the multiplier is much higher? I dont really understand what intel was thinking here. I mean its only 0.13ghtz more.
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Old September 8, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Intel has always been doing this. You saw the difference in price of the Q6600 to the Q6700, right? Insane prices. Same goes for the E8400/8500 and the i7 920/940. Really not much of a difference.
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Old September 8, 2009, 07:32 PM
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of so there just trying to catch unsuspecting consumers? ;/ Nice strategy there...
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Old September 8, 2009, 07:47 PM
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I'm assuming it targets people who are not at all interested in overclocking. Would economies of scale also be a factor? In that they produce more units of 920's than 950's which heightens the price of 950's, and the same would for the 860/870?
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