Sandy Bridge price cuts coming in September?


Sandy Bridge price cuts coming in September?

Intel reportedly plans to drop prices on select Sandy Bridge processors in September and again in October. The first round of price drops will affect all mid- and low-power Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs.

The second round of price cuts will follow in October and this time, prices on several Core i3 and Pentium microprocessors will be slashed.

Model Cores / Threads / Frequency L3 cache Old price New
price
(Sept)
New
price
(Oct)
Core i3-2120 2 / 4 / 3.3GHz 3 MB $138   $117
Core i5-2390T 2 / 4 / 2.7GHz 3 MB $195 $184
Core i5-2400S 4 / 4 / 2.5GHz 6 MB $195 $184
Core i5-2405S 4 / 4 / 2.5GHz 6 MB $205 $201
Core i5-2500S 4  / 4 / 2.7GHz 6 MB $216 $205
Core i5-2500T 4 / 4 / 2.3GHz 6 MB $216 $205
Core i7-2600S 4 / 8 / 2.8GHz 8 MB $306 $294
Pentium G630 2 / 2 / 2.7GHz 3 MB $75   $64
Pentium G850 2 / 2 / 2.9GHz 3 MB $86   $75

 (Source: CPU World)

 

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