News Intel Drops 9th-Generation F-Series and KF-Series Pricing

I was rather hoping to see that 20% price trim on the 9900K and 9700K, vice the $25 cuts actually given to the two actual models worth buying... :)

(Certainly, they had to do this though, as the lesser models were such clear jokes as to be almost funny; price cuts do work)
 
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These are the prices that the F chips have been selling for the last year or so,at least for the 9400f that I was semi interested in,it is as low as $150 since jun.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/T47v6h/intel-core-i5-9400f-29-ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i59400f
The prices listed in the article are based around 1000 units - these aren't "street" prices.

Street prices are never the same as the prices Intel lists as recommended price - so expect the street prices to go down some in response to this price cut.
 

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I was rather hoping to see that 20% price trim on the 9900K and 9700K, vice the $25 cuts actually given to the two actual models worth buying... :)

(Certainly, they had to do this though, as the lesser models were such clear jokes as to be almost funny; price cuts do work)
Yeah I wonder if the regular line will eventually get cuts too ...

-The new Xeon "W" series - up to 50% price reduction over previous line (with a slight performance bump too)
-The new HEDT parts we know have up to 54% price reduction
-20% price cut on "F" lineup parts ...
-I am sure that with 64 core Rome going for under $8000, regular Xeon isn't being sold for anywhere near their listed prices (or at least won't be for 2020)

That pretty much just leaves their main desktop line left ... (9700k and 9900k more specifically)

I think they are waiting to see how both AMD's new upcoming microcode update (performance improvements are supposedly coming) affects performance in games and light threaded tasks, and waiting on the final 3950x performance numbers in gaming, before deciding to make any changes to the 9900k and 9700k pricing.

If they can still eek out a tiny win in a non-typical, bottlenecked gaming scenario, they'll be all like "See! If you want to game you NEED Intel!" - and people who don't understand when a CPU is and is not bottlenecked in a game will be like "Wow! Really!? Take my extra money then Intel, please!"

And Intel will sit back with a big smile and say ... "See investors? We still got what got you to this point. We don't even need new chips"

Something along those lines :)

But more seriously, I am sure even a small cut to 9900k and 9700k would be most welcome amongst their customers.
 
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