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It looks like Phenom 2 955 from 170+ before are now sold brand new as 120 to even as low as 100.. while older gen i3 are still hitting ~120? Still around the price from it's release.

(not counting Micro Center prices)

I am not trolling here, please xD Just a serious question.

Has this been like this with AMD even before?

I am just thinking about w/c is more future proof.. Just thinking okay? Please take it easy xD

I'm pretty surprised by the AM2+ platform.. I can even make use of a 1090t on my board xD
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AMD is always releasing refreshes of their CPU's, higher clock speeds for the same TDP. It allows them to lower the price and still be somewhat competitive with higher speed chips.
    
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Pricing has been their thing to compete against Intel. And what Kratthew D. Kraids said is right on too.
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Well intell chips lose there value as well when they get older. Remember AMD chips are usually MUCH cheaper anyway,so they will be worth less as they get outdated.
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AMD is always releasing refreshes of their CPU's, higher clock speeds for the same TDP. It allows them to lower the price and still be somewhat competitive with higher speed chips.
Hmm.. Well thinking about INTEL again.. I just noticed that i7 950 can just be had for 200-260 usd.. but was 500+ on release.. xD

But why didn't the i7 7xx receive any significant drops?
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Pricing has been their thing to compete against Intel. And what Kratthew D. Kraids said is right on too.
my AM2+ survived 3 gens? Phenom x4, II X4 and II X6? Well, they felt like a gen away from each other? Or they aren't? xD

If I went Core 2 Quad back then.. (sept 2008).. Id be from q6600 to a q9550 (* 6XXX, 8XXX and 9XXX.. wow guess that's kinda like "3 gens" too*).. And isn't that around 270 bucks ATM? But with AM2+, I can go from 9950 BE to a 1090T.. for 170 bucks.. and 2 more cores?

Maybe I am blinded by my situation though.
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Hmm.. Well thinking about INTEL again.. I just noticed that i7 950 can just be had for 200-260 usd.. but was 500+ on release.. xD

But why didn't the i7 7xx receive any significant drops?
Usually the high end chips , will stay price stable for a long time, the mid to low range chips will see the largest price drops, and it also has to do with demand ,if its a good selling chip they will keep the price up.( imo)

Ps, the 980x it has been replaced , by the 990x and its still $1000.
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I remember clearly because I had two choices when building my sig rig a couple years ago.

i7 920 released at $285~ and was discontinued at $285~.

Phenom II 940 released at $275~ and is still available from amazon and tiger direct for $110~

The reason for this? Find ballathefeared's avatar.
Edited by Derp - 5/21/11 at 11:28pm
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They have to in order to remain competitive. The Phenom II/Athlon II chips have been out for quite a while with nothing really new from AMD being released. Meanwhile, Intel have released two generations of their "Core i" series.
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Quote:
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The reason for this? Find ballsthefeared's avatar.
I don't know what Ballathefeared gonna have to say about that guy "balls" stealing his thunder.
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