vacancies advertise contact news tip The Vault
facebook rss twitter

Rumours suggest Intel is quietly killing off its Pentium G4560 CPU

by Mark Tyson on 11 July 2017, 10:01

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qadjhr

Add to My Vault: x

There are rumours circulating that Intel is quietly killing off the 2C/4T Pentium G4560 processor. The rationale behind the story is that this processor, known by some as "the new budget champion", is cannibalising Intel's Core i3 sales so faces the chop.

Intel's Pentium G4560 processor has an RRP of $64.00 but its price history is showing the effects of a supply/demand misbalance. We don't know if this kind of data is the source of the original DigiWorthy story or there is an unnamed industry source that has tipped them off. PCPer published the graph below, which makes it clear something is going on. The lowest priced in stock Pentium G4560 at the time of writing is around $80, a significant $15 markup, when traditionally months-old tech products decrease in price.

If you head on over to the UK's camelcamelcamel price tracking site you can see a similar upswing in prices of the Pentium G4560 processor (currently the best price is £81.95). Amazon.co.uk has had no stock since the beginning of the month.

Intel's choice to limit production of this 2C/4T budget champ is sensible in some ways, to steer users towards its more expensive, higher margin products. However, the move will frustrate customers, it shows a lack of proper strategic planning, and it leaves the budget end more open to AMD's advances.



HEXUS Forums :: 8 Comments

Login with Forum Account

Don't have an account? Register today!
WHEN can Ryzen 3 arrive so that it too can kill off intel i3? I am tired of 2 cores.
Ryzen 3 won't kill off the i3, that integrated gpu is too useful in budget builds - wait for Ryzen APUs to do that.

However it looks like AMD doesn't have a quad core chip, and cannibalising high yield octocores doesn't seem like a smart strategy - minus the more expensive pro line.
CAPTAIN_ALLCAPS
Ryzen 3 won't kill off the i3, that integrated gpu is too useful in budget builds - wait for Ryzen APUs to do that.

However it looks like AMD doesn't have a quad core chip, and cannibalising high yield octocores doesn't seem like a smart strategy - minus the more expensive pro line.

It will probably kill it off for budget gaming builds - the lowest end Ryzen 3 will be closer to £100,it seems(probably around £120ish I suspect),so a Core i3 for £100+ is not going to really look appealing especially when the Ryzen 3 can be overclocked a bit.
Then again, if you're going to be grabbing a Ryzen APU, what are the chances of also grabbing a motherboard which will support overclocking? (B350/X370). I think the competition will be a lot closer but there are rumours that Intel are increasing the price of the pentium so that people are more inclined to buy an I3. At this point, I think Intel are really just sabotaging their own sales.
Why is Hexus showing the PCPartPicker US graph and not the UK one?
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/8gKhP6/intel-pentium-g4560-35ghz-dual-core-processor-bx80677g4560?history_days=180

It's not uncommon for tech prices to go up as we approach august and the major gaming release season though, it also allows shops to claim bigger discounts come Christmas.