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Wait... I'm confused. Where exactly did Read say that they were backing out? He said that there was plenty of processing power on laptops. "Thin and light movement" would confirm him talking specifically about laptops. There isn't anything mentioned about desktops until Tom's weighs in on it. I really think this is being taken out of context and blown out of proportion, AMD has a pretty large stake in servers, it'd be pretty hard to digest them bowing out to Intel because of per-core performance when the desktop and server silicon is joined at the hip.

They didn't ever say anything like they were backing out tongue.gif

As GREG MISO said people just read the title (this is a very common issue on ocn...) and ASSUMEd (we all know what assuming does.... rolleyes.gif ) that AMD was giving up, when they're not. They're changing directions to a more profitable segment of the market.
 
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Some people are just too concerned with having the best of everything. I don't really understand it and I never will. Sometimes something cheaper will fit the bill, and perform fine for what you want to do.
Brand loyalty is also stupid. Never has Intel or AMD ever bought me a lousy can of Pepsi. Ever.
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This is a freakin enthusiast community - the pursuit of performance - if we were some run of the mill hardware forum then ye who cares, but we are enthusiasts here that like top of the line and seek out the best performance/top of the line hardware.
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This is a freakin enthusiast community - the pursuit of performance - if we were some run of the mill hardware forum then ye who cares, but we are enthusiasts here that like top of the line and seek out the best performance/top of the line hardware.

Not all of us have the same opinion as you, and others don't come here "for the pursuit of performance."
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Not all of us have the same opinion as you

Well I would hope not, or the world would be a very boring place tongue.gif
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This is overclock.net not Buy-the-most-expensive-cpu-you-can-and-then-overclock.net anyways. There should be more uproar about the crap Intel has been pulling lately rolleyes.gif
 
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This is overclock.net not Buy-the-most-expensive-cpu-you-can-and-then-overclock.net anyways. There should be more uproar about the crap Intel has been pulling lately rolleyes.gif
Having to pay $200 just to overclock a Intel CPU is ridiculous,no one has complained about Intel undercutting AMD or price gouging lately. When BD dropped,Intel upped the 2500k by $20.
Edited by Heavy MG - 5/26/12 at 5:48am
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This is a freakin enthusiast community - the pursuit of performance - if we were some run of the mill hardware forum then ye who cares, but we are enthusiasts here that like top of the line and seek out the best performance/top of the line hardware.

Buying expensive stuff and making it run fast is easy. Buying cheaper junk and making it run fast as heck is more fun and fulfilling in my opinion. tongue.gif
   
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When BD dropped,Intel upped the 2500k by $20.

Yeah, they would do that. Intel is a profit company, not a charity. They are there to make a profit and nothing else.
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Yeah, they would do that. Intel is a profit company, not a charity. They are there to make a profit and nothing else.

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Having to pay $200 just to overclock a Intel CPU is ridiculous,no one has complained about Intel undercutting AMD or price gouging lately. When BD dropped,Intel upped the 2500k by $20.
Just take a basic Economics course, and you'd understand why.

AMD launched the 7970 @ $550 when it had no competition, and was forced to price drop by $80 when they had competition. For a couple weeks, they didn't want to drop the price either, as 680's were OOS.

IF BD was competitive, then Intel would've been forced to price drop, instead, demand went up for the 2500K, hence the price increase. BD's price went down by as much as $70 for the 8150, because demand is LOW, and was not selling at AMD's asking price. They HAD to price drop in order to compete with Intel's offerings.

This is all basic Economics.

Besides, the 2500K is STILL $219, same price as it was originally launched.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Order from Amazon and you can get it as low as $205 new:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338046332&sr=8-1

Those fortunate enough to have a Microcenter nearby, it's only $169 there.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

So, what exactly are you complaining about?
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