Intel to Cannibalize Core i7 920 / 940
Prepare to bid farewell to the $400 Core i7 upgrade dream. Chip major Intel is reportedly planning to discontinue some of the relatively affordable Core i7 processors, including the most commercially successful model, the 920. Cannibalizing the Core i7 920 and 940, will create market headroom for the company's upcoming Core i5 "Lynnfield" processors. Internal analysis reportedly show that the high-end Lynnfield processors perform too close to the lower models of Core i7, and that could potentially affect sales of those high-end Core i5 chips. Perhaps Intel is trying to oil the segment to make the most profits. Sources at motherboard manufacturers tell that the companies are already working on adjusting their X58 product lines to cater to the future lines of Core i7 processors, which, may start with the $649 Core i7 950 and beyond. What's more, 950 is expected to get the axe later down the line. It may have certainly been a good couple of quarters for you, saving for triple channel memory, true dual PCI-E x16 motherboards, and the elusive Core i7 920. You may want to execute your plans now, or change them.
Major_A wrote:This is a bit disturbing though...
Major_A wrote:The disturbing part is the cheapest i7 will be $650.
Sparky wrote:I've been wanting (and waiting) to build a Core 7 system to replace the one in my signature but it sounds like I'm going to be waiting for something AFTER Core 5 with the news about the prices. I try not to buy the latest and greatest when it's first released, last time I did it was a 4800X2 (paid way too much for it) so I usually wait 3-6 months but I just don't see the Core 7 upgrage (mobo, ram etc...) as being in my budget right now.
Sparky wrote:Thanks, stopthekilling77, I've been looknig for an excuse to pick up a 4870!
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