Intel Core i7 950
A 4 core high-end model, this processor is used in socket 1366 motherboards. Its base clock is 3.06 GHz and Turbo and Hyperthreading modes are both included. Up until now priced at $562 (unit price per lot of 1000), this Core i7 950 will soon be available at $294. A fall of 47.7%! This will filter through to final sale tariffs in the forthcoming weeks.
This price cut is also accompanied by the arrival of two new models: the Core i3 560 (two cores, 3.3 GHz and $138) and the Core i7 970. This most recent one is a more accessible version of the Core i7 980X, the first Intel hexacore.
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