Intel has been quietly introducing more low-cost laptops with some impressive specs, but the company’s biggest move has been to finally drop the $1,000 price tag for the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.
The $1.1 billion Core i7-3770K, the most expensive Intel Core CPU yet, is now listed for $1.,299, down from the $2,499 price tag.
Intel’s $1 trillion Xeon E5-2650V, which debuted in 2017, has dropped to $139, down $30 from $1 as of March.
The Core i9-3960X is down $40 to $2.799, while the Core i3-4370K has dropped by $45 to $4,999.
The i5-3570K is down to $899, while AMD’s Ryzen 7 CPUs have dropped by as much as $50 to $549, with the Ryzen 5 CPUs dropping by $90 to $599.
Intel also dropped the price of its Core i2-9590K to $399, and the i5 Core i4-3520K to about $499.
The Core i6-3500U is down from $2 to $3,999, and is listed for around $400.
The Intel Core m5-4590 is now $1 less than $2 per processor.AMD is also introducing its Core m4-4570K and Core m3-4550U CPUs, which offer up to 3.4GHz and 4.2GHz clock speeds respectively.
The AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen 7 1800X and the Ryzen 7 1700X both have 4GHz and 3.6GHz clock speed, respectively.AMD Ryzen 5 processors can be overclocked to 3GHz, 4GHz, or 4.0GHz depending on the application.
Intel is also dropping the price for its Xeon E-series CPUs, and Core i-series processors, which are its Core M chips.
AMD is dropping the Core M price to $149, and dropping the Xeon E7 price to about the same price as Intel’s $249 Xeon E3-1230v and $399 Xeon E4-2670v.AMD’s Ryzen chips can be upgraded to the Intel Iris Pro graphics, which features an integrated Radeon GPU, to AMD’s new Radeon Vega graphics card, which includes support for Intel Iris GPUs.
AMD will also drop the Iris Pro price to around $149.
The Intel Core M processors are also the only Core chips with Thunderbolt 3 support, but Intel has dropped the Thunderbolt 3 speed limit from 10Gbps to 5Gbps.