Intel Introduces New Processors and Price Cuts

"Intel brings out their second hex-core offering as well as various other processors."

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This weekend, Intel quietly introduced a number of new processors to their lineup as well as some price cuts to their current set. Perhaps of particular note is the new non-extreme hex-core, the i7 970. Before you get excited though, going for an Intel hex will still come at quite the premium. 

A mere $115 (which is effectively more like $100 in retail) less than the extreme model at $885, the i7 970 features a base clock speed of 3.2GHz (up to 3.43GHz Turbo) and loses the unlocked multiplier. This is certainly a disappointment seeing as there were previous estimates (or perhaps more like hopes) that we would see a price closer to $500-600, and many are bound to feel you might as well shell out for the flagship 980X.

Also introduced at this time were the i7 870s and the i5 760. The 870s is simply a low-power variant of the i7 870, having a power requirement of 82W versus the usual 95W. The i5 760 replaces the i5 750 as Intel's midrange quad-core, featuring a clock speed of 2.8GHz. The 870s and 760 have MSRPs of $351 and $205 respectively.

To help accomodate these new processors, Intel has initiated price cuts on various CPUs at each level. The i7 870 has seen a cut of 47.6%, down from $562 to $294. Some of their more entry-level chips are seeing cuts of 10-15%, with the i3 540, Pentium E6600, and Pentium E5500 going from $133, $84, $75 to $117, $75, $64 respectively. The Xeon X3470 has also seen a large drop from $589 to $328.

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25-06-2010, 16:09:58

If you are left handed Razer DeathAdder for lefties. It is absolutely lovely, I am currently it. if you are right handed, just go for regular DeathAdder.

25-06-2010, 16:32:36

lol i am right handed

25-06-2010, 17:24:35

Then regular DeathAdder it is. I play quite a lot of CS:S and I find it perfect, I am using only 1 side button but it fits perfectly under my thumb. I went through quite a lot of mouses and this is by far best experience ever.

25-06-2010, 19:07:14

Thanks for giving me suggestion guys. I'm thinking either going with razer deathadder 3500 dpi or the coolermaster ones

26-06-2010, 07:11:21


. Ignore the free Tshirt bit you won't get one. Obvious screw up their end.

Just to ammend this. I wasn't going to say anything to Overclockers because I just figured they had made a mistake with the Tshirt bit and it would be a bit soddish to complain when you just got a £99 mouse for £35.

However I did fire them an email to tell them about it and said maybe they should change the listing on their site.

Apparently I was supposed to get a Tshirt and it is being mailed to me :)

So top marks from OCUK. I shall don my 'Losing SUCKS' Tshirt with pride :D

28-06-2010, 09:01:26

I just bought the coolermaster CM Storm mouse and got rid of a razor copperhead. The best move I ever made when a mouse is concerned. The functionality and the customization you can do is awesome. I am with TinyTom's comment, go the coolermaster.

29-06-2010, 08:17:51

I had the Logitech 518 as well, nice bulky mouse with a few buttons; worked lovely too. Then I got myself the Razer DeathhAdder (as said by previous members too :D) and I've loved it ever since!

Brilliant mouse with easy to use software for your personal performance needs.


02-07-2010, 12:00:19

And you don't even need the software to switch profiles as you have a button on the bottom of the mouse for that. ;) DA FTW Fo SHO. :P

04-07-2010, 09:50:16

The Razer Deathadder is amazing :)

I have a 1800dpi one and it is just the best mouse I've ever used (previously had Razer Diamondback, Logi MX-500, Microsoft Intelli Pro V2, Logi MX-310, Boomslang 1000)
Not sure I'd need more than 1800dpi @ 1000Hz tho :D

04-07-2010, 11:19:37

i have a 3.5g deathadder and its amazing

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