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Originally Posted by dr/owned View Post

The problem is you then have to maintain different fab lines with different reticles for different products within the same generation, which isn't efficient (not to mention there's a lot more work that happens after the chip is fabbed). It's best when you just bake 1 type of cake and downstream put frosting on it.

Yeah the thing is they make the mobile quad core Ivy chips from the same die as the 3570K/3770/3770K, the mobile quad core are infact just really low leakage 3770 capable of hitting good clocks at 35W/45W/55W.

Intel deem it necessary for those mobile parts to have good IGPUs thus the desktop parts have IGPU too. This greatly reduces the production cost(the entire Ivy Bridge CPU line consist of 50+ SKUs made from only 4 different type of dies) and the same chip you can charge $300 for a 3770 can be sold as a 3940XM for $1000+.

That's why Intel is able to maintain 60% margin when AMD is struggling to get 30%.
Edited by sherlock - 3/30/13 at 11:01pm
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