is reporting that Intel is due to shake up its processor line-up this month, with new CPUs and some price cuts. The three new models are reported to be the 6-core Core i7-970 at $885, the 2.8GHz quad-core Core i5-760 at $205 and the quad-core Core i5-870S (a power-efficient processor) for $351.
Three new CPUs will launch at the end of this month - the Core i3-560 ($138), the Pentium E6800 ($86) and the Celeron E3500 ($53) – while a new Pentium E5700 chip will launch ‘in early August’ for $75.
The report also states that Intel will introduce a range of price cuts to promote interest and sales. A few low-end CPUs will drop in price ‘for mid-July’ while a larger batch of cheap CPUs will get price cuts ‘in mid-October’. Among the highlights for the cuts are the Core i3-540 which will drop from $133 to $117 in mid-July, and the Core i3-530 which is set to also cost $117 rather than $138 from mid-October. The LGA1366 Core i7-950 is set for a price crash in August, from $562 to just $294.
These prices are for CPUs bought in trays of 1,000, so expect some markup when the new CPUs arrive or the price-cuts hit. See below for a summary of the new CPUs and the price cuts due for existing processors.
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