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CPU sale: Get up to 21% off Intel Core Processors

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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 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
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.View Deal

Intel Core i7-10700K: was $379.99, now $329.99 at Newegg with code 3BDMDSL46
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.View Deal

Intel Core i9-10900KF: was $489.99, now $439.99 at Newegg with code 3BDMDSL47
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.View Deal

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.

  • InvalidError
    10th-gen stuff will be a good chunk harder to sell once 11th-gen stuff launches, got to clear shelves while they still can. Especially those 10th-gen motherboards that won't work with 11th-gen.
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  • Co BIY
    Actually looks to me like Intel may actively sell three generations at once and have their product stack be formed along generational differences rather than core counts.

    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.
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  • thepersonwithaface45
    I really don't see any need to upgrade from a 9th gen yet. 10th and 11th are good for new builds though.
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  • watzupken
    As Intel slashes the price of their Comet Lake series, I feel it may be harder to entice people to get a Rocket Lake chip if it is priced too high. At least from benchmarks out there, Rocket Lake is not going to be significantly faster than Comet Lake when it comes to gaming and some applications. In addition, with Alder Lake launching in Q4 the same year, the number of RKL processors sold in the next 6 to 9 months may be quite limited, especially when there are shortage of GPUs and higher cost of components.
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  • ridgey
    watzupken said:
    As Intel slashes the price of their Comet Lake series, I feel it may be harder to entice people to get a Rocket Lake chip if it is priced too high. At least from benchmarks out there, Rocket Lake is not going to be significantly faster than Comet Lake when it comes to gaming and some applications. In addition, with Alder Lake launching in Q4 the same year, the number of RKL processors sold in the next 6 to 9 months may be quite limited, especially when there are shortage of GPUs and higher cost of components.
    This would be me. I was waiting for Rocket Lake to upgrade from Haswell. However, after seeing the current benchmarks of Rocket Lake and the prices on Comet Lake, I went to Micro Center without hesitation and got a 10700K for $250.
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  • TerryLaze
    watzupken said:
    As Intel slashes the price of their Comet Lake series, I feel it may be harder to entice people to get a Rocket Lake chip if it is priced too high. At least from benchmarks out there, Rocket Lake is not going to be significantly faster than Comet Lake when it comes to gaming and some applications. In addition, with Alder Lake launching in Q4 the same year, the number of RKL processors sold in the next 6 to 9 months may be quite limited, especially when there are shortage of GPUs and higher cost of components.
    You could make the exact same arguments against the last 4 generations of intel CPUs, no improvement in games due to GPU limits and not faster in some applications, that's always the case and they always make insane sale numbers. The 11th gen will have a huge improvement in IPC for some things at least and will at least have much better iGPUs to tide you over until GPU prices normalize again.
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  • BogdanH
    TerryLaze said:
    ..that's always the case and they always make insane sale numbers.
    95%+ buyers (my guess number) don't read PC related news, not to mention reviews. For "average Joe", Intel is a no brainer and many even think Windows/Office only runs on Intel. In that sense, Intel marketing really deserves all compliments.
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  • usiname
    BogdanH said:
    95%+ buyers (my guess number) don't read PC related news, not to mention reviews. For "average Joe", Intel is a no brainer and many even think Windows/Office only runs on Intel. In that sense, Intel marketing really deserves all compliments.
    More than 5% read news and watch benchmarks, BUT most of them type i5 10600k vs 5600X for example, first result userbenchmark and their choice is settled.
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  • watzupken
    TerryLaze said:
    You could make the exact same arguments against the last 4 generations of intel CPUs, no improvement in games due to GPU limits and not faster in some applications, that's always the case and they always make insane sale numbers. The 11th gen will have a huge improvement in IPC for some things at least and will at least have much better iGPUs to tide you over until GPU prices normalize again.
    I don't deny Intel still sells a lot of CPU at this point in time and still making good profit. But what we don't see is the actual number of units sold. At this point, I believe that they no longer sell as many as they used to whether its for the retail or enterprise. AMD and ARM have slowly but surely been chipping away at their market share. The COVID situation kind of muddied the water because people started snapping up computers and servers to facilitate working from home. Even now, system makers are still trying to stock up their depleted inventories. So if AMD and ARM continue their momentum, I feel it will still take some time to see the effects on Intel's numbers. The idea is really that AMD and ARM have started to show that they are viable alternatives to Intel chips now and more and more people are starting to become aware. In the past, there is really no alternative other than Intel. So regardless of the numbers that Intel is still posting, the damage has been done.

    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.
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  • TerryLaze
    watzupken said:
    I don't deny Intel still sells a lot of CPU at this point in time and still making good profit. But what we don't see is the actual number of units sold. At this point, I believe that they no longer sell as many as they used to whether its for the retail or enterprise. AMD and ARM have slowly but surely been chipping away at their market share. The COVID situation kind of muddied the water because people started snapping up computers and servers to facilitate working from home. Even now, system makers are still trying to stock up their depleted inventories. So if AMD and ARM continue their momentum, I feel it will still take some time to see the effects on Intel's numbers. The idea is really that AMD and ARM have started to show that they are viable alternatives to Intel chips now and more and more people are starting to become aware. In the past, there is really no alternative other than Intel. So regardless of the numbers that Intel is still posting, the damage has been done.

    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.
    Covid-19 started at the end of 2019,hence the name.
    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.
    https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/INTC/intel/revenue2020$77,8672019$71,9652018$70,8482017$62,7612016$59,3872015$55,355
    With GPU prices being ridiculous right now I can see a lot of people going for an APU until GPU prices normalize.
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