Intel has slashed the price of its high-end Core i7 950 processor from $562 to $294 and it has also added several new processors to its pricelist.
The most interesting new part is the Core i3 560. Itâ€™s clocked at 3.33GHz and it costs the same as a 550, which runs at 3.2GHz. In other words, if you were considering buying a Core i3, you should wait for the new one to show up in stores.
The low end got a slight refresh with two new Wolfdale-based Pentium parts. The E6800 is clocked at 3.3GHz and itâ€™s priced at $86. The 3.0GHz E5700 has also entered the fray and it costs $75, while 2.7GHz E3500 costs $57.
There are no changes in the mobile segment. The only new CPU is the dual-core Atom N550 and it is priced at $86, which really sounds quite steep considering the old Atom 330 dual-core costs just $43.