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Why i7 870 is so expansive compared to i7 860?

Last response: in CPUs
December 7, 2009 12:05:16 PM

I recently saw the price of new i7 at
i7 860 (2.8GHz)-$289.99 (Ringgit Malaysia 1004)
i7 870 (2.93GHz)-549.99 (Ringgit Malaysia 2289)
They have no differences between each other except for the clockspeed. Why the differences are so big?
a b à CPUs
December 7, 2009 1:15:56 PM

best way to put it, Intel likes major price jumps.

It like asking why is there a $700 difference 920 and 975 when there only 600 MHz and a 1.6 GT/s QPI difference. Intel just likes the price difference.
a b à CPUs
December 7, 2009 1:19:05 PM

Because Intel price them that way. The same can be said for the i7 920 and the i7 950.