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...Intel, the world's largest semiconductor maker, took a mighty big chisel to its third-quarter sales forecast and chipped off about a billion dollars due to "softness in the enterprise PC segment" and "weaker than expected demand in a challenging macroeconomic environment." The chipmaker had previously forecast third-quarter sales to be anywhere from $13.8 billion to $14.8 billion, but now says that $12.9 billion to $13.5 billion is a more realistic target.

According to Intel, customers typically buy more chips in the third quarter as they prepare for the holiday shopping season, but this year they've been cutting back their orders. The only segment Intel said is meeting expectations is the data center business.

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= cheaper chips. sound like good news to me. wink.gif
 
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= cheaper chips. sound like good news to me. wink.gif
Agreed. They could make more sales if they lowered their prices a little.
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Been waiting to find i5 2500k in the 150$ range before buying.
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Maybe because Ivy Bridge is kind of meh? tongue.gif
(Just kidding.)
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First world problems right here.
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Maybe because most people already have Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge is barely an improvement?
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Maybe because most people already have Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge is barely an improvement?

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Maybe because Ivy Bridge is kind of meh? tongue.gif
(Just kidding.)

I'm fairly sure this has almost nothing to do with the enthusiast market but rather, a slackening mainstream consumer PC market being chipped away at by tablet sales.
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Maybe because most people already have Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge is barely an improvement?
That's probably it. They need something that's an actual upgrade, or no one will bother. Also, they need to fix the TIM issue.
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Its also has to do with the fact a faster CPU will not make the Laptop of PC feel much faster then a CPU 3-5 years old.
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