Originally Posted by Doomtomb
This is why Intel dominates AMD, because of their huge revenue. It sucks that they artificially keep their CPU prices up just to keep others out. I can understand with pre-built systems but just the processor by itself on Newegg ain't worth anywhere near the asking price.
...to YOU. It's not worth the price on Newegg to you. But obviously, given the millions of chips they've sold, it's well within the acceptable price range of many other buyers. Intel doesn't need to lower their prices, because people will already buy their processors at the current price level.
Others, who are more price sensitive, opt for the AMD route. Nothing wrong with that, but saying that Intel's chips "ain't worth anywhere near the asking price" is just plain wrong, because to a dang lot of people, they obviously ARE worth the asking price.