To compete with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors, based on Zen 3, Intel has lowered the price of its Core 10 processors, and he has done it in such an aggressive way that it has left us very surprised.
Those of you who read us regularly will have been able to see that, in some cases, we have begun to recommend Core 10 processors because, in certain ranges, They have dropped so much in price that now they do offer an interesting value. However, if we put the level of performance offered by the AM4 platform and the LGA1200 platform at their most economical levels into the equation, we will realize that AMD continues to position itself at a higher level.
It is not difficult to explain, an AM4 motherboard with B550 chipset offers, for less than 80 euros, support of overclocked memories at a maximum of 5,000 MHz, full compatibility with the Ryzen 3000 series and 5000 series, integrates the PCIE Gen4 standard and also guarantees longer service life, since in principle it should be compatible with the next generation of Ryzen processors released by AMD.
In contrast, a motherboard with a B460 chipset does not support memory overclocked to more than 2.666 MHz if we mount a Core i5 or lower, and 2.993 MHz in the event that we mount a Core i7 or higher. It does not have the PCIE Gen4 standard, and on top of that it will not be compatible with the new Intel Rocket Lake-S processors, which means that its useful life will be limited to one generation.
Taking all that into account, and knowing that Ryzen 5000 processors have outperformed Intel in both performance and efficiency, we can understand why Intel has lowered the price of its processors in such a marked way, and in such a short time: because it is the only way it has, right now, to compete effectively with AMD, and to clean up the stock that has been accumulated. Do you think I’m exaggerating? Not at all, try buying a Ryzen 9 5950X, then do the same with a Core i9 10900K. Now tell me, which of the two was not in stock?
Intel has lowered the price of its Core 10: we see the cheapest models
That price drop has been noticeable in all ranges, in fact I remember that, until relatively recently, the Core i9 10900K had a price that easily exceeded the 600 euros, and right now we can buy it for 499,90 euros.
Although it is a significant reduction, Intel lowered the price, more sharply, in its mid-range Core 10 processors, and lower mid-range. Thus, now we can find the Core i5 10600K for 229 euros, when in the middle of last year it was around 305 euros. It is a significant drop, and thanks to this it is positioned as an excellent option to mount a powerful gaming PC on a tight budget. The Core i5 10600KF is even cheaper, and can be bought for 199,90 euros.
Similarly, Intel has lowered the price of the Core i7 10700F, an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a high level of performance that is now available for 275.90 euros. Other processors that have dropped a lot in price are the Core i5 10400F, which has 6 cores and 12 threads, and that cost 139,90 euros. Curiously, the Core i3 10100F has gone up in price, since it previously cost 84.99 euros and now it is at 94.99 euros. This has an explanation, and it is that the Ryzen 3 3000 have been sold out, so Intel has no competition at that level.
Confirm that Intel has lowered the price of its Core 10 processors to this level It is a clear symptom of the reality that the general consumer processor sector currently experiences. Before the arrival of Zen 3, Intel could boast of having the highest single-wire performance, but with the launch of the Ryzen 5000 it no longer has anything that allows it to position itself above AMD, not even “secondary” aspects such as the value of the platform or efficiency.
It will be interesting to see if with Rocket Lake-S the company manages to recover, albeit by a very tight margin, the crown of single-wire performance, although I believe that this generation is going to be kind of a transition rangeIn other words, a line that will be limited to filling the sector until the real Intel highlight, Alder Lake-S, with a big.LITTLE design and manufactured in a 10 nm process, arrives.
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