Intel cuts prices on LGA 1366 CPUs
Along with the quiet launch of the new Core i7-990X, Intel has taken steps to bring some good-looking price cuts to the LGA 1366 line-up.
Here is what the landscape will look like now:
|Core i7-980X||Gulftown||32nm||6/12||$999||n/a||Phasing Out|
|Core i5-950||Bloomfield||45nm||4/8||$294||n/a||Phasing Out|
|Core i7-2600K||Sandy Bridge||32nm||4/8||n/a||$317||Available|
|Core i7-2600||Sandy Bridge||32nm||4/8||n/a||$294||Available|
With several persons still on the fence about Sandy Bridge and all that has been going on with the new platform, I think this was a good interim move by Intel. At least this should breathe some price-to-performance life back into the LGA 1366 platform in the mean time.