Wolfdale shortages spark price gains
Some channels are only willing to sell E8000 series CPUs at a cheaper price if customers buy them bundled with specific hardware, the sources observed. Despite the CPUs being short of demand, sales of E6000 series models have not shown any improvement, the sources said. They attributed the noticeable performance leap that E8000 carries as the major reason for consumers waiting to buy. The sources further noted that E8000 CPU supply will only resume in small volumes after the Lunar New Year in early February. However, the key criteria to judge supply will be the status of E6000 inventory, they noted.
More information regarding Intel’s dual-core Wolfdale line-up can be found here.