To paraphrase a key scene from There Will Be Blood, Intel has really been drinking AMD’s milkshake recently. Given the company's recent 10th generation CPU price cuts amid Ryzen shortages, people have been snapping up some really good deals.
But those deals just got a whole lot better, as for a limited time, Newegg is holding an Intel CPU sale (opens in new tab) where you can save up to $75 across a whole line of Intel's best CPUs.
Intel Core i5-10600K: was $269.99, now $224.99 at Newegg with code 3BDMDSL46 (opens in new tab)
We’re big fans of this chip, handing it the highly coveted Editor’s Choice award in our Intel Core i5-10600K review. With a base clock of 4.1GHz and a boost of 4.8GHz that offers plenty of performance who just want to plug-in and go, with plenty of overclocking headroom making this as powerful as processors hundreds of dollars more, this is the budget champ with real bang for buck.
Intel Core i7-10700K: was $379.99, now $329.99 at Newegg with code 3BDMDSL46 (opens in new tab)
This is Intel Core i9 gaming performance at an i7 price, as you can read about in our four-star Intel Core i7-10700K review. Ranking highly amongst far higher-priced processors in our 3DMark and and various game frame rate tests, this is a good go to for anyone who wants great gaming performance without the big price tag.
Intel Core i9-10900KF: was $489.99, now $439.99 at Newegg with code 3BDMDSL47 (opens in new tab)
This ten-core 20-thread beast ranks high as one of the fastest gaming processors on the market, which we gave a decent rating to in our Intel Core i9-10900 review. All of this is delivered at a seriously good price, but don’t forget the code for that extra ten bucks off.
Of course, if you’re picking up a processor, you may need a few other accessories to go with it — from CPU coolers to the best motherboard for your budget. We've got guides on which contenders are best, as well as guides to help you find the best cases and best monitors, in case you're going for a full build.
That may make a lot of sense with 14+++++++++ hitting very high yields and no need to bin a lot of chips down stack. Sell only high end if it costs the same to make it.
As for better iGPU with Rocket Lake, I think it is a good perk, but will not really influence people to buy if their primary use is for gaming. For example, I won't buy a new CPU if I cannot get the GPU I want. If I am GPU agnostic, i.e. GPU is not a concern to me, I may just go for the cheaper Comet Lake. Furthermore, the Xe graphics on the Rocket Lake is the base config of what we see on Tiger Lake U. So I am not expecting them to perform that great when you try to game on them.
Intel's sales are on a steady upwards trend since years before any fallout from covid if AMD and ARM are having any influence at all then it's so small that it doesn't even show up yet.
Even in this time of depleted inventories all mayor retailers are trying to get rid of old intel stock with huge discounts to make room for the 11th gen.
With GPU prices being ridiculous right now I can see a lot of people going for an APU until GPU prices normalize.