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The second six-core Gulftown CPU, Core i7 970, is expected to release at a whopping $885 in mid-July. Previously, we hoped the i7 970 would fit into the $562 price point, but Intel is not interested in making its six-core offerings more affordable yet.


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The Core i5 760 will be an important product, priced at $205, clocking in at 2.8 GHz.


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The Core i3 540 will fall to $117, making space for Core i3 560, which will release at $138 in August. Another major change in August would be the Core i7 950, which will finally fall to the $284 price point, putting further pressure on the Phenom II X6 1095T BE.


So much for an affordable hexacore by intel.


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I can see where thy are coming from in many ways, all this is a 980x with a locked and lower max multi, they aren't going to shave too much off!
 

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Intel, once again you have failed me.....
 

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I don't blame Intel at all. Until AMD has a chip JUST as powerful at a competitive price, they know they can charge a lot and people will pay it to have the best.
 

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Let's not forget that in the past AMD has been equally happy to charge a premium for high end chips. I owned an FX-57 for example that set me back $1000.

Intel and AMD will charge what they feel they can get for their products.

Only competition will drive the prices down.
 

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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Let's not forget that in the past AMD has been equally happy to charge a premium for high end chips. I owned an FX-57 for example that set me back $1000.

Intel and AMD will charge what they feel they can get for their products.

Only competition will drive the prices down.
Exactly, people will pay for premium features and performance
 

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Honestly there's no real competition for intel's six core


Had bulldozer arrived now im sure we would be seeing lower price points
 

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So, do they have any six-core for around $250?

AMD Phenom II 1055T is your friend. 6 Cores $199 price tag.
 

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And people were hoping it would be around $500.


The i7 980x is definitely a better buy, and used ones/new eBay ones sell for around this price, assuming this info is accurate.
 

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Originally Posted by Robilar
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Let's not forget that in the past AMD has been equally happy to charge a premium for high end chips. I owned an FX-57 for example that set me back $1000.

Intel and AMD will charge what they feel they can get for their products.

Only competition will drive the prices down.

Intel charged over 1 grand for their (vastly) inferior Pentium EE's too.

If AMD charged over 1 grand for their current Phenom II X6's then yeah, they would be just as bad as Intel.
However, that isn't the case.





(Note, the Pentium EE 965 is clocked 1.13ghz higher than the Athlon FX)
 

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Intel charged over 1 grand for their (vastly) inferior Pentium EE's too.

If AMD charged over 1 grand for their current Phenom II X6's then yeah, they would be just as bad as Intel.
However, that isn't the case.

They are not charging it because they can't... Not because they don't want to.
 

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Is there any prof of this? It looks like the just said it with any official info from Intel.
 
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