With the success of its APUs and its many, many code names, AMD is scratching Intel’s market share. In response, it decided to release a bunch of new CPUs and lower its pricing on older models.
The new Sandy Bridge CPUs are mostly for notebooks. There are the quad-core i7-2960XM, Core i7 2860QM and 2760QM, as well as the dual-core Core i7 2640M and Celeron B840M. Digitimes says they’re buyable in thousand unit tray quantities for $1,096, $568, $378, $346 and $86.
Then there are three desktop CPUs, the Core i5-2320, the Pentium G630T and Celeron G540. They’re available between $37 and $177.
Intel lowered CPUs already on the market in a bid to entice manufacturers into bulk buys. Among them are the Core i7-2600S, Core i5-2500S and the Core i5-2500T.
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