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    News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    Prices slashed by up to 48 per cent for the quad-core Core i7 960 and hexa-core Core i7 970.
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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    Ooooh. Nice.
    Anyone know where to find advice about which BIOS will run these on a Gigabyte UD5 ? Very tempting.
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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    Its fine if you run stock, but if you OC, its not that great, they tend to all top off at a similar level.

    Cut the 920/930/940 or whatever is currently the low end and it would raise more eye brows, but it'll spoil the price structure compared to LGA1156/1155

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    post fail...

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    Look on gigiabyte's website! d'oh

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    Rev 1.0 of the board requires F2 bios for hex-core support

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...3304&dl=1#bios

    Rev 2.0 was released with Hex core support.

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...3304&dl=1#bios

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    The question which is better: Core i7 960 or Sandy Bridge 2600k?
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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    wow nearly a 50% slash. Shows how much dominance Intel have over this segment of the market

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    I think it just proves how much of a rip-off the high end Intel chips are, and how much of an idiot you'd have to be to buy them.

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

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    wow nearly a 50% slash. Shows how much dominance Intel have over this segment of the market
    Sorry, I'm probably being dumber than an MP, but does that comment mean that they've got a lot of the market or not?

    Being someone who's luxuriating in AMD hexacore goodness (as my sig says), I thought the latter but thought I'd better check. Especially as price cuts of this size either mean you've got a lot of surplus inventory to get rid off before end of the FY, or else you're trying to zip up a market.

    Makes me kind of wish that I'd waited - until I realised that the i970 chip itself is about as much as I paid for my Phenom 1090, the ASUS motherboard and a slab of Crucial RAM. A guy can dream though ...

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    I think for £250-£300 the 970 would be worth considering, but the asking price is still too high for what you get IMO i.e. poor value for money. But then I'm the type of person who thinks the premium you pay for top-of-the-range stuff is a complete waste of money when it makes no difference to current apps and could be had for mainstream prices a few months/a year down the line. Just common sense to me but so many people think otherwise...

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    Re: News - Intel takes the axe to high-end Core i7 pricing

    At £460, the i7-960 was massively overpriced. You can get an i7-950 for a little over £210. A nearly 100% price increase for a 4.5% performance improvement? Not exactly good value.
    The current price reflects what it should cost.
    The hex core is still a ripoff and always will. Just like the Q9650. At nearly £260, to costs more than the core i7-960 despite being much slower and cheaper to manufacture than the i7-960.
    If it was £150, I'd have probably bought one as an upgrade from my Q6600.
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