Originally Posted by AtomicFrost
Where in this article does it state that Intel
is raising prices? It looks like they just used a price comparison website over in Europe to come to that result. Just because a couple of stores over in Europe raised prices doesn't mean that Intel told them to. This article is not really news. Now if Intel had released a statement about raising prices then I would be mad.
I have a feeling that the price increase is due to the increased demand for these Intel processors. There were a lot of people who were waiting to do their computer build until the benchmarks for the AMD FX processors were released. So, supply/demand anyone?
I don't recall a 2600k being 320 dollars before the AMD FX chips came out.
Besides, this makes no sense since the i7 2600k beats out the FX 8150 in every area but multithreading applications like Handbrake, though an overclocked 8150 seems to hold higher value against the 2600k compared to previous models, which saw insignificant gains at higher clock rates like the Phenom II series. This is one area that I think AMD can capitalize on though, is the overclocking market. Odds are if people are pushing the 8150 to 4.6Ghz on a standard air cooler, which puts it close to the 2600k in a variety of areas on Guru3D's review, pushing these chips beyond 5Ghz would probably seal the deal for value over the 2600k.