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I can't make sense of Sandy Bridge Pricing

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I have looked at the pricing on the Sandy Bridge CPUs and they just do not make any sense what so ever!

Anyone else get this feeling?

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Edited by _GTech - 2/18/12 at 7:48pm
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In what way? more information please
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What does not make sense?
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Well, I guess I suppose if you look at the 10 different Quad Core processors, the cheapest one starts at $177, the highest one is at $216....

Why release that many quad cores???? It make no sense, really...

Obviously the $216 Quad Core is what everyone will buy in the stores if they have half a brain on their shoulders...

You can bicker all you want about $10 - $30, it means little if the performance is what you are going for...

I only see confusion in the pricing of the processors, X to choose from, all of the X processors around the same price...
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Well, I guess I suppose if you look at the 10 different Quad Core processors, the cheapest one starts at $177, the highest one is at $216....
Why release that many quad cores???? It make no sense, really...
Obviously the $216 Quad Core is what everyone will buy in the stores if they have half a brain on their shoulders...
You can bicker all you want about $10 - $30, it means little if the performance is what you are going for...
I only see confusion in the pricing of the processors, X to choose from, all of the X processors around the same price...

OEM.

Ever seen company like Dell or HP offers CPU upgrade option for $20 increment? Also from market standpoint it does fill in different segment of the market. Sometimes a CPU might not be able to do 3.1 GHz stable, so company like Intel or AMD downclock it do 2.9 GHz and sell it cheaper (aka cost recovery).
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OEM.
Ever seen company like Dell or HP offers CPU upgrade option for $20 increment? Also from market standpoint it does fill in different segment of the market. Sometimes a CPU might not be able to do 3.1 GHz stable, so company like Intel or AMD downclock it do 2.9 GHz and sell it cheaper (aka cost recovery).

Thanks, that clarified it some, but I'm just saying, it wouldn't make sense to get less than an i5-2400 to me...

I mean a quad core for $150 at MicroCenter sure beats the hell out of the i3's...
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Keep in mind pricing structures from a manufacturing standpoint doesn't mean a store is going to sell them at those prices. Right now I'm seeing the 2500k and 2600k at really good pricing but then again they have been all over the place. Are you looking to buy or do you feel you paid too much or something?
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I think he is expecting price reduction with Ivy coming.

What doesn't make sense is 1k$ for a piece of silicon.
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Thanks, that clarified it some, but I'm just saying, it wouldn't make sense to get less than an i5-2400 to me...
I mean a quad core for $150 at MicroCenter sure beats the hell out of the i3's...

The price at one store selling it at a loss to get you in the door isn't really relevant. You can't buy quad core i5s anywhere from anyone trying to make a profit off of the sale. There's a reason Microcenter won't allow you to buy more than one per trip to the store and why they won't ship it to you. They need you in the store to give in to temptation. It's very similar to the buffets in the Vegas hotels. It's nothing more than fish bait!
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