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Ok so Bulldozer sucks, moving on.

Now that there is officially no competition for Sandy Bridge, what does this mean for future intel CPUs pricing wise? And what about their R&D. is Intel going to start slashing costs on their R&D to slow down a bit since they are pushing the curve far beyond necessary for profit purposes? It makes no sense for them to maintain the rate they have been making leaps on the architecture on their CPUs. They already have the best high end processors and can charge top dollar without any competitor in the near future.
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Intel will sandbag their chips and will make huge profits now that AMD is no where in site. Sandy Bridge's prices will go down when Ivy bridge comes out. Everyone will also be selling them used in order to upgrade to Ivy
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Had high hopes for bulldozer, o well. ivy bridge will be something to look forward to.
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It's not about slowing down because the competition sucks, you continue to work just as hard as you have in the past because you want to continue to be a leader. If AMD sucks then let them fire/hire/reorg how they need to so that they're competitive again. I want to see Sandy-e, I want to see the next evolution of their chips and I want them to continue to come out with new tech.
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Everyone will also be selling them used in order to upgrade to Ivy
I know I am lol.
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Ok so Bulldozer sucks, moving on.

Now that there is officially no competition for Sandy Bridge, what does this mean for future intel CPUs pricing wise? And what about their R&D. is Intel going to start slashing costs on their R&D to slow down a bit since they are pushing the curve far beyond necessary for profit purposes? It makes no sense for them to maintain the rate they have been making leaps on the architecture on their CPUs. They already have the best high end processors and can charge top dollar without any competitor in the near future.
Unfortunately Intel is well aware of this and yes you can probable expect to see Intel chips prices inflated with all new releases.

People at Intel are having a Party right now, Im sure....

BRB need to go change my Avatar pic
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#1 Prices hold and Intel slowly grows the lead they already have.

#2 Intel lowers prices on Sandy ever-so-slightly to basically kill AMD business-wise.

#3 Intel raises prices a tad and reaps huge profits because they have the best stuff, hands down, and people will know it.
 
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It's not about slowing down because the competition sucks, you continue to work just as hard as you have in the past because you want to continue to be a leader. If AMD sucks then let them fire/hire/reorg how they need to so that they're competitive again. I want to see Sandy-e, I want to see the next evolution of their chips and I want them to continue to come out with new tech.

R&D is a huge expense, especially in today's economy. If you don't need your R&D, you should cut costs IMO. That doesn't mean fire their scientists, no they don't want to do that they have the best minds available in this business, but they can fund it a lot less, hence slowing down development. They already have by FAR the highest tech, they don't need to make unnecessary expenses in their R&D anymore. They are already pushing the curve far beyond what is profitable. High R&D investment is only beneficial in the presence of competition.
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Won't change prices.
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#1 Prices hold and Intel slowly grows the lead they already have.

#2 Intel lowers prices on Sandy ever-so-slightly to basically kill AMD business-wise.

#3 Intel raises prices a tad and reaps huge profits because they have the best stuff, hands down, and people will know it.
Actually what they should do is lower SB prices close to BD prices, but charge whatever they want for Ivy. People here will be buying Ivy no matter what, and all of AMD customers will be buying SB.
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