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Will the prices of ivy bridge be similar to current sandy bridge cpu's

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a b à CPUs
December 6, 2011 10:52:02 AM

well, the title says it all...
a b à CPUs
December 6, 2011 11:17:45 AM

Prices will be similar. But almost certainly slightly higher.

For example if 3 SandyBridge CPUs are priced at, 100, 200, 300. Their IvyBridge replacements are likely to be more like 150, 250, 350.

They will still do a range of prices across different CPU specs. However due to them being brand new, they will most likely boast a higher price bracket than current SB CPUs.
a c 188 à CPUs
December 6, 2011 4:19:32 PM

We try to release processors to hit price points, While we may have some price drops on old processors in the end it the prices on new processors should be right at the point of the old processor before there was a price drop.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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December 6, 2011 4:55:17 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Prices will be similar. But almost certainly slightly higher.

For example if 3 SandyBridge CPUs are priced at, 100, 200, 300. Their IvyBridge replacements are likely to be more like 150, 250, 350.

They will still do a range of prices across different CPU specs. However due to them being brand new, they will most likely boast a higher price bracket than current SB CPUs.


and how do you know this, or are you making it up?, ah yes you're making it up.

Perhaps +5+10 or +2-5% for inflationary presssures, but not +50. Although intel, if you are listening (and I know you are) i'd prefer -5-10 or -5% :) 

they need to match prices with amd and with migrate the market from SB to IB, so perhaps a slight increase and then they'll drop as SB processors are wound down.

a b à CPUs
December 7, 2011 8:27:00 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
We try to release processors to hit price points, While we may have some price drops on old processors in the end it the prices on new processors should be right at the point of the old processor before there was a price drop.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


thank you...

will the z77 chipset motherboards be more expensive than current z68 motherboards?
a b à CPUs
December 8, 2011 11:51:20 AM

13thmonkey said:
and how do you know this, or are you making it up?, ah yes you're making it up.

Perhaps +5+10 or +2-5% for inflationary presssures, but not +50. Although intel, if you are listening (and I know you are) i'd prefer -5-10 or -5% :) 

they need to match prices with amd and with migrate the market from SB to IB, so perhaps a slight increase and then they'll drop as SB processors are wound down.



The numbers I listed weren't percentages. I Just listed them as a random example. Put a £ or $ sign in front and they might make more sense.

Yes Intel do have to compete with AMD, but not to such a strict price line. Intel are already leaps and bounds ahead of AMD with current CPU's. Sandy Bridge is a prime example. There's no way they will introduce a whole new line of CPU's at the same or lower price than what currently exists. It makes no viable market sense. More performance = More price. General trend wise anyway.

Sandy Bridge i5-2500k priced at £150
Ivy Bridge "i5-****k" with 20% more performance, simply isn't going to be priced at £150 or less. Its going to be at least £170 or more.

a c 172 à CPUs
December 8, 2011 1:06:00 PM

You cannot say prices are going to drop toward the end of the life cycle.

I paid about $330 for a C3 Q9550 when I bought years ago at Frye's. If you can find them now, they are around $350.
a c 79 à CPUs
December 8, 2011 2:20:51 PM

errm the E660 was a lot cheaper than what it replaced, more performance = less price
December 8, 2011 7:31:14 PM

Well I want to get a new build, I'm currently on the 1055t with 8GB Ram and gtx 460, do I get SB or wait for Ivy SO CONFUZZLED D:
a c 79 à CPUs
December 8, 2011 7:48:00 PM

wait for Ivy, well its what I'm doing, there's not much to be gained from one to the other, but you'd may as well wait for the other.
a b à CPUs
December 12, 2011 4:51:52 AM

I thought die shrinks always resulted in a price drop? I remember the E8400 being fairly cheaper than the E6850. If these are released at the same price point, then that would be a real shame, and I would start blaming lack of competition.
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December 12, 2011 7:08:13 AM

but you are getting more performance, so die shrink + more perf = stable prices probably. Normally a die shrink = better prices as the chips are smaller and each wafer makes more chips, hence they are cheaper. however its not a straight die shrink, its a die shrink with added igpu components, so its possible it'll be bigger, hence less chips per wafer. Or it could be just proportionally bigger in which case same number of chips per wafer = same price. Except that wastage will be higher, so they'll need to cover those costs.
There are too many factors involved.
December 12, 2011 7:29:57 AM

model dependent dude :) 
a c 79 à CPUs
December 12, 2011 7:54:03 AM

not sure who you are replying to, but clock for clock and therefore models at same clock speed should have more grunt.
a b à CPUs
December 12, 2011 3:35:16 PM

13thmonkey said:
but you are getting more performance, so die shrink + more perf = stable prices probably. Normally a die shrink = better prices as the chips are smaller and each wafer makes more chips, hence they are cheaper. however its not a straight die shrink, its a die shrink with added igpu components, so its possible it'll be bigger, hence less chips per wafer. Or it could be just proportionally bigger in which case same number of chips per wafer = same price. Except that wastage will be higher, so they'll need to cover those costs.
There are too many factors involved.


Ah, but all die shrinks aren't just die shrinks. They have added performance stuff added as well. Maybe not as much as Ivy's igpu, but enough so that the die shrinks out perform the ones they replace, yet still manage to be cheaper. Perhaps if the prices remain the same, Intel will use the igpu as an excuse.
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