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. It’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 it’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.