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Intel attempts to take advantage of AMD's Ryzen 5000 shortages with Comet Lake-S discounts

Intel is offering some good discounts on Comet Lake-H processors, currently. (Image source: Intel)
Intel is offering some good discounts on Comet Lake-H processors, currently. (Image source: Intel)
Intel is looking to turn heads with its outgoing Comet Lake-S processors by offering discounts across its portfolio. The discounts come a month before the arrival of the company's Rocket Lake-S and while AMD continues to struggle to produce enough Ryzen 5000 desktop processors.
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Intel has begun discounting its 10th generation desktop processors in multiple countries. The discounts vary depending on the processor, but they range from US$7.01 with the Core i3-10100 to US$80.01 for the Core i7-10700F. On average, Intel has discounted its Comet Lake-S processors by 11.5% in the US, although the 25.8% saving on the Core i7-10700F drags the average up by a few percentage points. Excluding this outlier, Comet Lake-S processors have dropped by 9.4%.

Meanwhile, Intel has reduced the price of the same processors in Poland by about 13%. All savings are greater than 10% in this instance, but the Core i5-10600KF is out in front with a 22% discount.

Intel is yet to announce that it has begun discounting the Comet Lake-S series, nor do we think it ever will. The release of the Ryzen 5000 series and the impending arrival of Rocket Lake-S processors probably explains the timing of Intel's reductions, though. As it stands, Intel's Comet Lake-S processors remain easier to source than AMD's Ryzen 5000 chipsets.

The Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X are slowly coming back into stock, but that is not the case for the Ryzen 9 5900X or Ryzen 9 5950X. The Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 variants continue to trade above MSRP at many retailers too, so it seems a good time for Intel to push its old stock at a discounted rate ahead of Rocket Lake-S.

Processor Original price New price Saving Percentage change
Core i9 10850K US$ 429.99 US$ 409.99 US$ 20.00 4.65%
Core i9 10900F US$ 423.00 US$ 387.99 US$ 35.01 8.28%
Core i7 10700K US$ 387.00 US$ 344.99 US$ 42.01 10.86%
Core i7 10700 US$335.00 US$ 294.99 US$ 40.01 11.94%
Core i7 10700F US$310.00 US$ 229.99 US$ 80.01 25.81%
Core i5 10600K US$263.00 US$ 229.99 US$ 33.01 12.55%
Core i5 10400 US$182.00 US$ 159.99 US$ 22.01 12.09%
Core i3 10100 US$122.00 US$ 114.99 US$ 7.01 5.75%
(Image source: Benchmark.pl via Videocardz)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-12 (Update: 2021-02-12)