New intel CPU question

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  1. strausd macrumors 68030

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    So I was looking at Intels site and noticed they only have one of the 3600 series that has six cores. Seeing this, that means they won't just put in a six-core for a quad-core. Does this mean they will have a quad-core entry point and only one SP 6-core option? Or could they use the 6-core 5600s to make more SP 6-core options? Just curious...
     
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I don't think anyone knows this. But Intel is about to launch a second 6 core CPU in the i7 line, though there is little price break from the 980X.
     
  3. strausd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't think they would have i7 MPs along with Xeon MPs. I also think it would be weird if they only had one SP 6-core option. Hopefully we will find out in 6 days :D
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The i7-970? It is going to be prcied around $582.99 range... to substitute the current i7-960 that goes for $569.99 on Newegg.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Rumours indicate it will have an $800+ price tag.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I don't think they would want to do that. Intel will just push away potential buyers.

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  7. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Potential buyers will just buy another Intel processor. There is no competition at this level.
     
  8. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I'll dig around if I get bored but $850 was the price I saw last week for that part.
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Was it a news site, or e-tailer (i.e. pre-order)?

    I ask, as some sites that have done pre-orders in the past can get crazy on the pricing (expectations of limited supply and high demand).
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Exactly why I always wait a while before buying the newest tech. BS pricing at start.
     
  11. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Digitimes are the source.

    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100701PD209.html
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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