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post #11 of 23
I don't expect much of a drop, if any, any time soon. Even with the new chips, the EEs will stay high.

Best bet is probably to pick one up used from someone moving to the newer platforms.
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Btw, what is the next big intel series? I don't really keep up with CPUs. Is it going to be 1366 based? Or is it going to be on the new chipsets X79?
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
Btw, what is the next big intel series? I don't really keep up with CPUs. Is it going to be 1366 based? Or is it going to be on the new chipsets X79?
Next series is Ivy Bridge which is socket 2011.
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Next series is Ivy Bridge which is socket 2011.
They gonna be cheaper? Like the SB series? The only reason I don't wanna buy SB, is because they dont have triple channel.
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They gonna be cheaper? Like the SB series? The only reason I don't wanna buy SB, is because they dont have triple channel.
Nope knowing Intel the cheapest cpu will be $300+ going up to 1k.
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It seems these days Intel would rather discontinue a chip then drop the price substantially...Just look at those Core 2 Quads still for sale on the egg...
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It seems these days Intel would rather discontinue a chip then drop the price substantially...Just look at those Core 2 Quads still for sale on the egg...
They want you to keep spending on their new products. Free enterprise is a *****.
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post #18 of 23
The Extreme Edition CPUs almost never drop much, if any, in price. The non-Extreme Edition six core Core i7s will probably not drop in price by much or anytime soon. Such is the nature of the LGA1366 platform. Intel just hardly drops prices though regardless unless it's to compete with AMD. When it gets older, they just abandon it. Even my Core 2 Duo E8600 still sits at the same price it was when I got it (actually, checking Newegg, it's $289.99, and I'm pretty sure I got it for $269.99 years ago).
post #19 of 23
Price-drops will most likely revolve around the Ivy Bridge release if anything.

The i7 2600k, for example, is priced between $300 and $330 depending on sales and whatnot. I highly doubt they will be dropping the price any lower than say... $270 or $280.

That means that the new Ivy Bridge processors are going to be a fair bit more expensive.

The other things (ex. 1366 six-core processors) will drop based on their relative performance, rather than how old they are. For example, relatively to the i7 2600k, the i7 980x performs very closely... so we're not going to see any 6-core processor drop in price to anything much lower than an i7 2600k most likely.
    
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I don't think it'll make a difference for me. I strictly game, a new CPU won't be needed for another few years.
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