There were no less than 11 new products or price drops introduced to Intel's processor price list yesterday.
These included new top-end CPUs for the (non-extreme) Core i7 and Core i5 families and the near halving of the price of the Core i7-870. There's also a new low-power version of the 870 - the 870S.
Elsewhere we have a couple of additions to the Atom family, targeted at small form-factor desktops - or nettops as Intel likes to call them.
AMD is finally gearing up to the launch of its ‘fusion' APUs, which any industry neutral will hope give Intel a run for its money in the mobile computing space.
While AMD is focused on that, Intel may be looking to consolidate its position in the desktop market - a traditional strength for AMD.
|Name||Cache (MB)||Cores||Threads||Frequency (GHz)||Process (nm)||New price ($)||Old price ($)||Change (%)|
|i7-970||12 (L3)||6||12||3,20 (6.40 GT/s QPI)||32||885||-||-|
|X3470||8 (L2)||4||8||2.93 (95W)||45||328||589||-44|