Motherboard Makers Drop Intel 7 Series Board Prices

According to a report by Digitimes, first-tier motherboard makers reduced their prices in an effort to compete for market share.

Apparently, the original plan was to raise prices to make up for higher copper prices, but the price reductions may have been necessary as there are fears of slower growth in the motherboard market that typically lays the foundation for a highly competitive phase with price reductions. Digitimes says that 7 series motherboards dropped by about 3 to 10 percent in Europe and second tier manufacturers lost market share as a result. There was no information on prices for the U.S.

Intel is expected to launch its 7 series chipset sometime in April.

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  • EzioAs
    That's good to hear. Lowering prices is always better for consumers.
  • shardey
    I am very pleased with my 2820qm sandy bridge in my laptop, now looking forward to building a desktop with Ivy Bridge! This is great news.
  • knowom
    Joy of joys it nearly offsets the HDD price increases. Guess that's why I opted to buy a used HD off ebay for cheap something I normally wouldn't have considered for that kind of part.