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Old October 18, 2010, 10:31 AM
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Default Intel Silently Trims Pricing of Six Processors

In a possible bid to be a little more competitive with AMD in the best value chip category, Intel has trimmed the prices of 6 of its entry processors across 5 different lines. CPU Speed Original Price* New Price* Core i3-550 3.2GHz $138 $117 Pentium E6700 3.2GHz $86 $75 Pentium E5700 3.0GHz $75 $64 Celeron E4300 2.6GHz $53 $42 Core i7-640LM (M) 2.1... [ Read full article ]
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Old October 18, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Nice to see that we'll have marginally cheaper i7 based laptops.

But as far as the i3 goes, I still like the Athlon 620
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Well, if the I3 price drop then my server could be up and running sooner then expected:) Now hope for more price drop on more part:D
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Too bad
only low end desktop model. So, nothing really interest me.

Hope they would drop the price for i5-760 or some i7 (1366 series)
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Admins please delete the message above, I forgot to log-in

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yeah ones the price drops for the i7 1366's come thats when the exciting stuff happens and ppl get nerd-gasms
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I think the i3 550 is pretty much the best bang-for-buck computer part there is now... Not at stock clock speeds of course, but you overclock that thing to 4.8 and it's all good. Personally haven't had great luck with i3's though, but I see most of them hit 4.6, and in most applications, that's faster than my overclocked i7 920...
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At least the i3 is cheaper, but i second flyingfish on the matter of the athlon 620...
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I'm currently playing with an i3 530, and have been reasonably impressed with it. The 550 at a lower price is certainly worth a look considering how well these things OC under air.
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