I wonder how much the decision to increase prices was influenced by increased demand from people who were holding off until the Bulldozer benchmarks were out, and how much can be blamed on lack of competition in the high end market?
Now that I've thought about it a bit more, increased demand seems to be the answer. If AMD had a high end chip that was just as good as Intel's, the retailers could just bump up the price for both.
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;15423144
Does anyone else think that Intel is doing this because they want AMD in the race still? Remember when AMD was in a bind and Intel literally gave them several billion dollars to keep going? Intel isn't stupid here. They know full well that if AMD goes under they'll be a monopoly and the end would come swiftly then.
IIRC, Intel decided to fork over that cash to weaken AMD's position in the anti-trust case. "Intel rewarded computer makers that used only Intel chips and punished those who bought from A.M.D." --NYT
Originally Posted by rpgman1;15422544
First, retailers raised prices on WD HDDs and now retailers raising Intel CPU prices because of AMD's Bulldozer. People want a bargain, not pay higher prices for a shiny new Intel CPU. What's next, SSDs going up because of short supply of NAND flash memory due to some natural disaster in another country?
Not sure if serious? Edited by willis888 - 10/23/11 at 1:54pm