For several weeks, the situation on the desktop processor market has been a dream for consumers. Probably all chips from previous generations have already become much cheaper, as well as the latest AMD and Intel models. However, it’s possible that a good time for shopping will slowly end, especially if you’re aiming for one of the Blue chips. Intel has just increased the suggested prices for all 12th generation Core units.
Certainly, this is a great pity for consumers, because after the recent price reductions of B660 motherboards, building a platform around an Intel processor was an extremely profitable venture.
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Intel’s processor price increases were already mentioned last year, so in fact we shouldn’t be surprised. As the site shows Intel Ark, Alder Lake chips are now more expensive by about 10%, and the ex-flagship model Core i9-12900K has become the most expensive, whose MSRP is now not $ 589, but $ 648. What’s more, higher prices are also to be received by the newer 13th generation Core processors, but so far we have not observed any changes on the manufacturer’s official website. It is possible that they will take place after the premiere of cheaper units in this series.
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Does this mean that we will no longer be able to buy, for example, the popular Core i5-12400F for less than PLN 800? Well, definitely not right away. The current prices of Intel chips are (still) at the same level as before. We will probably see a correction in the amount of several dozen to even several hundred zlotys only when new stocks start to appear in stores. Certainly, it is a great pity for consumers, because after the recent price reductions of B660 motherboards, building a platform around an Intel processor was an extremely profitable venture (even despite the low prices of AMD Ryzen 5000 chips).
Source: WCCFTech, Intel