I suppose this is good news for the consumer … or is it? Well, I wouldn’t say no to some discount on an Intel 10th gen Core processor.
Taken from Videocardz … Benchmark.pl have compiled a list of Intel CPUs with their current and old pricing. It appears that in a span of a few weeks Intel CPUs have become cheaper by 13% on average, according to the data. The website does not mention when the old price was recorded.
Intel 10th Gen Core is still based on 14nm process technology. The CPUs based on this node are manufactured by Intel itself, which means that the manufacturer is not constrained by the supply offered by external foundries. The situation is vastly different for AMD, which relies on TMSC supply and that appears to be severely limited.
The pricing for 10th Gen Core ‘Comet Lake-S’ CPUs has dropped 13% on average. The publication noticed price drops from 10% up to 22% on select CPUs. The 10-core Core i9-10850K has dropped under 500 USD and has become a good alternative to the Zen3-based Ryzen 9 5900X which is a lot harder to find.