Highly expected: In preparation for the launch of the 11th generation Core processors, aka Rocket Lake, Intel has made significant price cuts to remove the inventory of current generation processors, providing some interesting options to consumers, especially for gamers looking for a 6- or 8- core PROCESSOR.
As we have discussed in recent weeks, stock of AMD Ryzen processors is not so good, which means that some models are completely unavailable, or that they may sell for less attractive prices, even over MSRP, depending on where you live.
The Core i5-10600K has been brought down to $ 189, and you can find them in the Micro Center for that price, while those on Amazon and Newegg go for a slightly less aggressive $ 225. As usual, prices in Europe are a bit higher, but you can still get 1
The Core i7-10700K has also been discounted, with new price reductions bringing this 8-core down to $ 250 at Micro Center, or € 299 at Mindfactory. With a 3.8 GHz base and 5.1 GHz boost watches, it brings the competition to the Ryzen 3700X / 3800X models from AMD. For American customers, this is a good value, but in Europe the prices are comparative, and it is up to the users to make a choice based on platform and performance in a specific scenario.
If 8 cores are not enough and you can use 2 more cores in the workload, Core i9-10900K is now available for $ 400 at Micro Center, this is an interesting situation where 10900K is now cheaper than 5800X in the US, but in Europe where 10900K is priced over € 400, it is bound by 5800x, which is currently available for € 399 here. At Amazon, the 10900K is not so affordable to get in at $ 460, or $ 420 for the 10900KF model.
With these new prices, it seems that the choice for consumers will be more difficult, but in this case it is good, as there is more choice between cores, power and performance with a thread, and users can fine-tune the choice depending on their needs.