Question So, Intel DOES "die harvest" after all... according to AT front-page article.

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But was anyone with credibility saying this? I don’t recall any person of substance making this claim.
I think the thread was a comment to the people that did make the claim. Did it have to be a PM to those specific people?
 

Markfw

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I think the thread was a comment to the people that did make the claim. Did it have to be a PM to those specific people?
NO, in fact, I don't want any usernames or otherwise referenced, it will just cause flames. Lets just say that SOME members said "Intel will never do that" or "Intel says they will never do that", but in fact they have, and lets leave it at that.

This is a MOD request
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Gt403cyl

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While I haven’t read the entire thread, most of the early replies are spot on, yeilds by definition have “good” and “bad” chips that they had spec’ed for.

The chips that “pass” go out as expected, those that don’t are sorted or “binned” and re-labelled as lower end chips.

The whole “F sku” line coming from Intel comes to mind where they could be potentially using “failed” chips where there is a problem with the iGPU so rather than trash them, they re-market them to recoup some costs.
 

LTC8K6

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While I haven’t read the entire thread, most of the early replies are spot on, yeilds by definition have “good” and “bad” chips that they had spec’ed for.

The chips that “pass” go out as expected, those that don’t are sorted or “binned” and re-labelled as lower end chips.

The whole “F sku” line coming from Intel comes to mind where they could be potentially using “failed” chips where there is a problem with the iGPU so rather than trash them, they re-market them to recoup some costs.
Yeah, you can recoup costs when you sell the chip with the failed IGP for the same price as the chip with the working IGP.

https://ark.intel.com/compare/190887,186605
 

Gt403cyl

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Yeah, you can recoup costs when you sell the chip with the failed IGP for the same price as the chip with the working IGP.

https://ark.intel.com/compare/190887,186605
I'm not saying I agree that they should be the same price, not in the least, however if they were a different price, then Intel would be putting a price on the iGPU, so future releases that include iGPU's they could charge more for and base that on the fact the iGPU is worth something.

It's a fine line, but even for $30 less for a non iGPU, would be fine by me.
 

LTC8K6

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I'm not saying I agree that they should be the same price, not in the least, however if they were a different price, then Intel would be putting a price on the iGPU, so future releases that include iGPU's they could charge more for and base that on the fact the iGPU is worth something.

It's a fine line, but even for $30 less for a non iGPU, would be fine by me.
I'm not sure if Intel has ever sold the same chip with and without the IGP before?

The 2500K and the 2550K were close, but not quite.
 

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I'm not sure if Intel has ever sold the same chip with and without the IGP before?

The 2500K and the 2550K were close, but not quite.
Not with similar sku's that I know of, but one similar set that I can think of is the i7-4770 (w/iGPU) and Xeon 1231 V3 (no iGPU) or Xeon 1245 V3 (w/iGPU)
 

LTC8K6

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My 1231 V3 is my favorite Haswell chip. It was much cheaper than the 4770/4790 chips, and with a Z97 board it will do 3.8 on all cores.
 

Kenmitch

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My 1231 V3 is my favorite Haswell chip. It was much cheaper than the 4770/4790 chips, and with a Z97 board it will do 3.8 on all cores.
Out of all the cpus I've ever owned the one that I'll never forget is the 2550k. The chip was a beastly overclocker. Best I got was some limited benchmarking at 5.6GHz on water. Would have loved to seen what it would do on LN2! I saw nothing wrong with Intel offering the 2550k at the time for the right price.
 

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