Intel has no plans to increase pricing for Core processors
Recently, rumors have circulated in the market that Intel is contemplating a price increase for its Core processors. The new pricing, possibly taking effect within two years, includes the 12th generation Core Alder Lake, the 13th generation Core Raptor Lake, as well as the forthcoming 14th generation Core Raptor Lake Refresh and Meteor Lake. The intent is to bridge the financial gap required for wafer fab expansion and to restructure the company’s product line and business divisions.
Wccftech reached out to Intel for clarity on the matter, and the company provided a public statement, unequivocally stating that they had made no price adjustments to their Core processor product line. Their complete response is as follows:
“Generally, Intel does not comment on speculation regarding price changes to its portfolio. However, we can confirm that Intel has not sent the letter described to customers or partners and has not initiated a price change to its CPU portfolio at this time. We have no further comment to share on the matter.”
Speculation suggests that the initial notification received by the German outlet, from whom the news originated, may have come from intermediaries in the supply chain, rather than directly from Intel. Given that the changes would impact almost all products currently and soon-to-be on sale, the repercussions for consumers would be substantial. Last year, Intel adjusted the pricing of its diverse product line, including processors and other chips, in response to factors such as increased energy, raw materials, and labor costs, with the increment ranging between 10% and 20%.