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Old August 17, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Just saw this on PCPER. A whole $11 to $12 drop on some CPU and introduction of low end CPU as well.


Intel Will Drop Prices On Sandy Bridge CPUs in Q3 2011 | PC Perspective
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Old August 17, 2011, 02:30 PM
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11 wont do much,but hey

was that because of ivy or dozer or both? :)
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Old August 17, 2011, 03:07 PM
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$11? That's it?

Well, I guess it's better than nothing. Certainly isn't going to influence me to go out and buy a new one.
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Doesn't Intel usually do another round of cut just before a new CPU type is release? Noticed that none of the discount apply toward the K or regular model so it's more or less moot for me personally. Also, what's the T model for?
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Old August 18, 2011, 03:41 AM
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If you guys live near a microcenter store, you can pick up SB for uber cheap. I got my i5 2500k for 174$, 194$ with tax, that's 35$ cheaper than the 230-240 (after tax)$ they were going at elsewhere.
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Doesn't Intel usually do another round of cut just before a new CPU type is release? Noticed that none of the discount apply toward the K or regular model so it's more or less moot for me personally. Also, what's the T model for?

The T model is essestialy an underclocked version with a lower TDP.
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If you guys live near a microcenter store,
which most of us aren't, as is US based only
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I think this pretty much confirms it: Intel isn't afraid of Bulldozer AT ALL.
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Old September 1, 2011, 09:45 AM
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uh nope

Intel Reports Record Year and Record Fourth Quarter

look at the net income , was 11.7 billion compared with 4.3 billion the year before

they can afford to drop processor prices if they want to
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I think this pretty much confirms it: Intel isn't afraid of Bulldozer AT ALL.
which means something in terms of performance and so on would you maybe perhaps say? :)
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