Intel updates LGA1366 Core i7 900 pricing

Intel Corei7 Intel updates LGA1366 Core i7 900 pricing

Following the release of its new flagship, Core i7 990X, Intel has updated pricing for Core i7 900 CPUs. The new line-up is as follows:

Core i7 990X – $999
Core i7 980X – ~$950
Core i7 970 – $583
Core i7 960 – $294

Intel Corei7 Intel updates LGA1366 Core i7 900 pricing

To accommodate the Core i7 990X, the 980X must drop in price. However, this price drop hasn't really shown in e-tail, yet, but the price is expected to stabilize at around $900-$950. It is the Core i7 970 which undergoes a massive cut from $880 to $583, making Intel six-core CPUs that much more affordable. (relatively) 

The 3.2 GHz Core i7 960, which is a quad-core CPU, drops from $583 to a much more affordable $294. Of course, it is no match for the similarly priced Core i7 2600, except you can't really get a motherboard to use it with. 

The 990X and these price updates are likely to be the last hurrah for the extremely successful Nehalem generation, with the Sandy Bridge E processors incoming, replacing the LGA1366 platform with LGA2011. 

Source: Intel

Below is the bulk pricing not retail price, just to serve as a reference.

 

Processors Model Specs Old Price New Price % Change
Core i7-990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz, 6C/12T, 12M Cache, LGA1366 - $990 -
Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 3.33GHz, 6C/12T, 12M Cache, LGA1366 $990 $990 -
Core i7-975 3.33GHz, 4C/8T, 8M Cache, LGA1366 $990 $990 -
Core i7-970 3.2GHz, 6C/12T, 12M Cache, LGA1366 $845 $555 (34%)
Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz, 4C/8T, 8M Cache, LGA1155 $305 $305 -
Core i7-2600 3.4GHz, 4C/8T, 8M Cache, LGA1155 $285 $285 -
Core i7-960 3.2GHz, 4C/8T, 8M Cache, LGA1366 $555 $285 (49%)
Core i7-950 3.06GHz, 4C/8T, 8M Cache, LGA1366 $285 $285 -
Core i7-930 2.80GHz, 4C/8T, 8M Cache, LGA1366 $285 $285 -
 

 

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