After the launch of the first AMD Ryzen 3000, several rumors began to arrive on the Internet immediately suggesting that Intel was even planning to lower its processor prices.
However, the days / weeks have passed, and we have not seen any price cuts on Intel products… In the end, it seems that the company decided to wait and see how its rival got away with it! But fortunately for the consumer, AMD did make a smash hit in the market, so it forced the giant Intel to shake hands.
If you do not know, in addition to the traditional Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 nonK and K version, the manufacturer also released new processors 'F' and 'KF', which in the background are just versions of the same processors with integrated graphics card disabled . However, these processors hit the market at a price very similar to their more well-equipped brothers… Something that will change now!
Intel will change its pricing strategy! Fear of AMD?
Therefore, almost all ninth generation Intel Core processors have a version without integrated graphics card (iGPU). As is the case with the i9-9900K (9900KF) and i5-9500 (9500F). Products that as we said above only have iGPU disabled. That is, your computational performance is completely intact. But interestingly, they eventually hit the market at a 'normal' price.
Still, we have to point out that stores eventually got a slight discount on these versions. Which in turn also forced Intel to make a decision. So because of the success of these slightly cheaper versions… Intel has even decided to make these prices more official. Now look:
In short, according to Intel itself, the price change is already in place! So when stocks begin to change in stores, you'll start to see much more interesting Core i5 / i7 / i9 offers. Especially now that AMD has come back into force with the Ryzen 3000.
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