Can someone explain to me why are older generation core i7s, like the 6700 (K) and 7700 (K) still selling for more than $200 ? In the [current year] when we got 6 cores i5s, like the 9400 selling for $200, 6 cores with SMT Ryzen 5 1600 for $120 and quad-core with SMT and iGPU Ryzen 5 2400G for $125?
These prices are ridiculous ! I’m looking to upgrade my CPU, I got a MSI B250M Pro VH motherboard, so I can only buy a 6th or 7th gen CPU. I’m not interested in OC, all I want is a quad-core with HT. Why are these older CPUs still so expensive?
I’m so frustrated that I went with Pentium G4560 + GT1030 instead of a Ryzen 3 2200G when it just launched. The Intel + nVidia route was cheaper, but it came to bite me really hard. This Pentium is pretty much all I need - but that’s if I’m running only 1 OS. But when I’m running Windows 10 in KVM under Manjaro with the 1030 passed to it, it feels choppy (I only passed 2 cores to it and I didn’t do CPU pinning).
Did any of you had a situation when it was better to buy a whole new PC than to just upgrade your CPU? And again, how does one explain the prices of the i7 6700(K) and 7700(K) ?