The price of Coffee Lake S processors has been published

The price of Coffee Lake S processors has been published

The price of Coffee Lake S processors has been published

An online retailer in the UK has started pre-selling Coffee Lake CPUs, specifically the S Series (desktop) CPUs. As previously reported, the new processors will have more cores than their predecessors; But if the prices related to the pre-sale are real (the price is not unrealistic due to the pre-sale) of the new Intel chips, the initial price (the price that the manufacturer puts on the product (says) will be more than the initial price of the company’s previous processors.

Lambda Tech, a UK retailer, is pre-selling six processors from the Coffee Lake family that It seems that they will take over the market in the coming weeks. Target processors of this series, Core i7-8700K,Core i3-8100, i3-8350K, Core i5-8400, Core i5-8600K and Core i7-8700 are named. Each group of these processors (Core i3 and Core i5 and Core i7) compared to similar groups in the previous generation processors in terms of The number of cores is different. Core i7 processors will be sold as 6 cores and 12 threads, Core i5 processors as 6 cores and 6 threads, and Core i3 processors as four cores and four threads (similar to the previous generation Core i5 processors). On the other hand, if the price information from the retailer is correct, each group of new generation processors will have a price increase compared to their previous generation.

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For example, to buy a i7-8700K processor, you need to spend 354 pounds, which, if converted to dollars, will be equal to $400. Compared to the same processor of the previous generation, namely the 7700K, which was priced at around $340, this price increase is very significant. $400 seems high compared to the $375 Core i7-7800X 6-core processor for the high-end X299 platform; Because the X299 platform has many more and more professional features than Coffee Lake. Of course, to use X299 motherboards and suitable RAM modules, you have to pay more; However, it seems that the final price of a system with an i7-8700K processor and a system with an i7-7800X processor is similar.

Core i3 processors are also more expensive than previous generation models. Converting prices to dollars, Intel’s i3-8350K processor costs $200, which is $20 more than the older 7350K processor at $180. However, the finished price per core will decrease, which is not surprising news; This price increase will put the Core i3 processors in the place of the previous generation Core i5 processors. This price closeness will make it difficult for users to choose between the new generation Core i3 processors and the previous generation Core i5. In the table below, you can see the price of new Intel processors compared to the previous generation and high-end processors.


The price of new Intel processors
Base Freq.** UK
(inc tax)*
(no tax)
Price per Core
Coffee Lake S family processors
i7-8700K 6/12 3.8 GHz £353.86 $400 $66.70
i7-8700 6/12 3.2 GHz £298.52 $338 $56.30
i5-8600K 6/6 3.6 GHz £250.50 $284 $47.30
i5-8400 6/6 2.8 GHz £177.40 $201 $33.50
i3-8350K 4/4 4.0 GHz £174.35 $197 $49.25
i3-8100 4/4 3.6 GHz £115.45 $130 $32.50
Kabylake S processors
i7-7700K 4/8 4.2 GHz £312.95 $354 $339 $88.50
i5-7600K 4/4 3.8 GHz £213.18 $241 $242 $60.20
i5-7400 4/ 4 3.0 GHz £166.49 $188 $182 $47.00
i3-7350K 2/4 4.2 GHz £162.06 $183 $168 $91.50
i3-7100 2/4 3.9 GHz £105.88 $120 $117 $60.00
Intel high-end processors
i9-7920X 12/24 2.9 GHz £1109.40 $1255 $1189 $104.50
i9-7900X 10/ 20 3.3 GHz £958.36 $1084 $989 $108.40
i7-7820X 8/16 3.6 GHz £608.21 $688 $589 $86.00
i7-7800X 6/12 3.5 GHz £379.03 $429 $383 $71.50
i7-7740X 4/8 4.3 GHz £304.01 $344 $339 $86.00
i5-7640X 4/4 4.0 GHz £225.32 $255 $242 $63.75
Note: *Price for Coffee Lake processors not confirmed

If the prices published by the British retailer are correct, Intel is expected to increase the initial price of the products as well. This is not the first time that this company increases the prices of desktop processors. For example, the price of the i7-4770K processor with a price of $339, compared to the Core i7-3770K processor with a price of $313, experienced a price increase of $26. The company did the same for its Core i5 processors, introducing the $242 4670K as a replacement for the previous generation’s $212 processor. The following table shows the price change of Core i7 processors since 2009.

Desktop Core i7 processor price history
µArch Cores/
Base Freq. Socket Launch Date Launch Price
i7 870 Lynnfield 4/8 3.6 GHz LGA1156 Q3 2009 $562
i7 860 3.46 GHz $284
i7- 2600K SandyBridge 3.4 GHz LGA1155 Q1 2011 $317
i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5 GHz Q2 2012 $313
i7-4770K Haswell 3.5 GHz LGA1150 Q2 2013 $339
i7-4790K 4.0 GHz q3 2014 $339
i7-6700K skylake 4.0 GHz LGA1151 q3 2015 $350
i7-7700K Kaby lake 4.2 GHz Q1 2017 $339
i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6/12 3.8 GHz* LGA1151 Q4 2017 $400*
Note: *Price for Coffee Lake processors not confirmed

Increasing and decreasing the price offered by the manufacturer is not a new event for desktop processors. Companies charge different prices for different groups of processors (based on chip size, efficiency, and other factors) and maintain a margin of safety for the company’s profitability by changing prices. These differences cause price fluctuations in the processor market. Because Coffee Lake processors are larger than their predecessors (due to the increased number of cores), it makes sense that Intel would want to increase the starting price of these processors. However, competitively, today’s processor market is very different from 5 years ago when Intel ruled it alone. Now AMD is a very important competitor for Intel with Ryzen processors and very reasonable prices, and the blue company needs to change the price of its products to compete with the company. It is red. The following table shows the price change of Core i5 processors since 2009.

Desktop Core i5 processor price history
µArch Cores/
Base Freq. Socket Launch Date Launch Price
i5 750 Lynnfield 4/4 2.66 GHz LGA1156 Q3 2009 $196
i5-2500K SandyBridge 3.3 GHz LGA1155 Q1 2011 $216
i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4 GH z Q2 2012 $212
i5-4670K Haswell 3.4 GHz LGA1150 Q2 2013 $242
i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Q3 2014 $242
i5-6600K Skylake 3.5 GHz LGA1151 Q3 2015 $243
i5-7600K Kaby Lake 3.8 GHz Q1 2017 $242
i5-8600K Coffee Lake 6/6 3.6 GHz* LGA1151 Q4 2017 $284*
Note *Price for Coffee Lake processors not confirmed
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