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    Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    8th and 9th gen Intel CPUs will have prices slashed in response to 3rd gen AMD Ryzen.
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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    More like 50% for 7980X.

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    You know what, with the way the intel has been losing performance with things like spectre while AMD hasn't lost as much I'm pretty sure I'd pick AMD even with Intel having a price drop.

    With this being intel that the 'up to 15%' will probably only really impact the cheaper ones.

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Unless the supply constraints are fixed, will this even matter?

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Title should read "Intel forced to cut prices"

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Unless the supply constraints are fixed, will this even matter?
    Intel claimed that they were fixed. Did they lie to us? Say it isn't so!

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Intel claimed that they were fixed. Did they lie to us? Say it isn't so!
    Lolol, yup they will persist through Q3 giving AMD potentially uncontested sales for 3 months...

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    A 15% drop across the board would make the stack-up compare better to AMD:
    - The 9900 will end up with a slight premium over the 3800X, which is fair enough (the 9900 would do well to avoid comparisons with the 3900X)
    - The 9700 ends up roughly equivalent to the 3700X, which makes more sense (but is overpriced given the lack of hyperthreading)
    - The 9600 slots in between the 3600 and 3600X, again a fairer comparison (same criticism as the 9700 applies)

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    People often seem to forget that AMD's processors (usually) support ECC memory. Thus the Ryzen series covers not only the application range of regular Core iX desktop processors but also that of the lower-end workstation/server processors, particularly the Xeon E series. Somehow, I can't see Intel dropping prices on processors in this lucrative area, especially since you need a particular chipset to go with them.

    Still, Intel even considering price drops as an answer to the Ryzen 3000 series reeks of desperation. Apparently, bad mouthing them wasn't enough after all.

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    First the price rises claiming shortage, now they "slash" prices... basically back to what they where?

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    still buying AMD. jog on intel Want to change my mind? Release a tool to update the microcode fixes on the i7-870 series. you have the microcode fix, now help average users update it when the mobo company isn't interested.

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    I'm wondering why they'd need/want to drop prices if they're really supply-constrained? It doesn't make sense. Either they're not any more, or they're close to being even and this is intended to keep it that way?

    I get that some dies may be less constrained than others but many of Intel's products are binned variants of only a few base dies.

    Unless I'm overlooking something else of course?

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Thank you AMD, well done. Now we need you to do the right job on nvidia xD

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I'm wondering why they'd need/want to drop prices if they're really supply-constrained? It doesn't make sense. Either they're not any more, or they're close to being even and this is intended to keep it that way?

    I get that some dies may be less constrained than others but many of Intel's products are binned variants of only a few base dies.

    Unless I'm overlooking something else of course?
    They might be supply-constrained, but if the competion is being perceived as faster and cheaper, it might well solve their supply-constraint issue .... by having the bottom drop out of demand. Then, the constraint won't be supply, but how to shift under-performing (comparatively) and over-priced stock.

    The way I see it is that Intel have been .... milking it ...., that is to say, charging what the market will bear, and now it'll no longer bear it. There's a contrarian streak in me that always prefers to support the underdog, not least because the existence and competitiveness of the underdog is about the only thing keeping the market leader's pricing even halfway-honest.

    I'd decided my next system purchase was going to be AMD well before the current generation, and just hadn't got around to doing it. 15% off Intel doesn't even come close to changing that. Frankly, 50% probably wouldn't, either. I'll just buy the AMD option that looks, to me, to provide optimum bang-for-buck, which will probably be mid-range, somewhere.

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    Aside from being the underdog, AMD is also delivering more cores per £, that aren't riddled with security bugs that kills performance when patched.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: Intel plans to cut CPU prices by up to 15 per cent

    It will be interesting to see which publications do their benchmarks with fully updated Windows for all systems i.e. with security patches applied for Intel and those scheduler updates AMD mentioned. No doubt there will be some making excuses why they're still testing with an old version 'for consistency with old benchmarks' or some nonsense along those lines.

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