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Intel Processor Price Cuts for July 2010

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Check out the latest prices.

It's one of our favorite times of the year – CPU price cuts! Intel has updated it processor price list, and there are new models introduced and some older ones getting a price reduction.

Check out Intel's price listing page here, or if you want to go directly to the updated pricing list in PDF, click here.

Notably new in the list is the six-core Gulftown Core i7-970 that hit Newegg at $899 (but is listed at $885, but don't forget that figure is in 1,000 unit quantities). Also new is the Core i7-870s (quad-core, 8 threads) and the i5-750 (quad-core, 4 threads).

With the 82W Core i7-870s coming in, the older 95W Core i7-870 gets a considerable price cut, falling by almost half, from $562 to $294. TechPowerUp has done us all a huge favor and composed a summary table that lists all the updated CPU listings:

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    dragonfang18 , July 21, 2010 1:17 PM
    Aww... I was hoping the 950 would get a price cut with the intro of the 970.

    Is it me or is the 970 weird that it has 6 cores, when they came out with a 975 that was quad core.
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    dark_lord69 , July 21, 2010 1:38 PM
    ... still too expensive
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    atdhe , July 21, 2010 1:11 PM
    No cut on the i5 750... :/ 
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    acasel , July 21, 2010 1:15 PM
    if only amd zosma has been released. price vs performance, ill go for amd........... hands down..
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    xaira , July 21, 2010 1:16 PM
    old news

    @ atdhe i think they will eol the 750, because intel doesnt like to sell quads that cheap
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    dragonfang18 , July 21, 2010 1:17 PM
    Aww... I was hoping the 950 would get a price cut with the intro of the 970.

    Is it me or is the 970 weird that it has 6 cores, when they came out with a 975 that was quad core.
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    sandypants , July 21, 2010 1:18 PM
    With those cuts, I'm probably never going to get a quad core for my LGA 775.
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    madass , July 21, 2010 1:25 PM
    AMD better look out.....the 870 and 760 are surprisingly good VFM now.....
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    eklipz330 , July 21, 2010 1:29 PM
    sandypantsWith those cuts, I'm probably never going to get a quad core for my LGA 775.


    i quit on waiting for a price cut on those... getting an amd setup is just as much as getting a q9650, ima wait a little longer, and upgrade when usb 3.0 is all out
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    dark_lord69 , July 21, 2010 1:38 PM
    ... still too expensive
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    sneaky jedi , July 21, 2010 1:38 PM
    so nothing on the 930, best deal I got on my new build was the i7 930 for 200 at microcenter
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    pwalther , July 21, 2010 1:56 PM
    what about 775, i got one sitting here waiting for an upgrade but prices havent changed c2q
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    Sorax , July 21, 2010 2:06 PM
    I've been watching the C2Q9s waiting for a price drop. Their prices have been flat for over a year now and I wonder what's supporting them. Now I can get an i7 for cheaper? That's good but still disappointing because I'd really prefer the drop-in upgrade.
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    wolfram23 , July 21, 2010 2:19 PM
    I hope the 870 gets even cheaper in a couple years, if I need to upgrade from my i5 750 that'll be great.
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    triculious , July 21, 2010 2:25 PM
    if you're still holding on your 775 mobo and waiting for a greatly priced c2q... give it up already, your update path lies on either 1366 or 1156... or go amd altogether

    I still can't complain on my c2q q6600 anyways... but I'm really considering to go amd on my next computer
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    Anonymous , July 21, 2010 2:34 PM
    Intel are feeeling the pinch put on by AMD in value market!
    Good for new builds on intel route though, nice for prices to drop.

    Personally, I build mostly AMD systems for customers, allows for a better balanced build. I do use Intel but only High End stuff for Performance users that want specific things from their machines.

    Those waiting for c2q prices to fall, should have seen the deal on the wall from the offset, prices only fall on current tech, older tech always hits a wall and goes no lower, look at Nvidia 2xxx cards, sell for silly expensive money still
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    unknown_13 , July 21, 2010 2:35 PM
    I just don't understand why are they releasing new Pentiums for LGA775, which is supposed to be a dead socket?
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    victomofreality , July 21, 2010 2:42 PM
    Hopefully the price cut in the cpu's will lower the price on the laptop I've been eyeing up for the past few months
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    coldmast , July 21, 2010 2:53 PM
    unknown_13I just don't understand why are they releasing new Pentiums for LGA775, which is supposed to be a dead socket?


    To clear out old (cheap) mobos and offer an alternative to AMD's rule over the ultra-thrifty; there are still people who don't understand specs and will walk into a store see 3.06 GHZ next to the word 'intel' for $449 and buy. Hopefully AM3 will see some better procs, and soon.
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    Ciuy , July 21, 2010 3:00 PM
    better then nothing !!!!!!
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    hellwig , July 21, 2010 3:03 PM
    How many people complaining about Core2 prices not dropping bought their current motherboard and processor AFTER Intel released the Core i7 line, in order to pick up some good deals on the old tech? If you bought your LGA-775 AFTER the release of the Core i7s, that was just foolish, you knew Intel was moving on.

    LGA-775 had a long life (5+ years), but its time to move on. It's just what Intel does, obsolete your old motherboard which each new release. One might think you'd be used to it by now.
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    rreeder , July 21, 2010 3:15 PM
    The E6600 has 4 mb's of L2 cache. Not the 2 as quoted. Your E5200 through E5500 has only 2 which is correct. The E5200 are mad overclockers and can easily top 3.0 GHz with only minor BIOS changes.
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