Originally Posted by LydianKnight
You know it's (more than probably) gonna cost that, or quite close to it, as it's the high end part of Intel product set. If it were AMD, that would be weird, but Intel? Nothing new. You want performance? Then... you have a price to pay
The "performance" is usually them unlocking or adding something they removed. Rarely is it ever a whole new design that warrants the price. Look at the original i7 lineup.