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so Jump for joy is in order right?
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Intel is forecasting a "slight decline" in its premium chip prices for the remainder of the year, and AMD's Ryzen chips could have played a part in that.

Prices of Intel's chips in both desktops and laptops went up in the first quarter. That helped drive up the quarterly revenue for Client Computing Group -- which deals in PC chips -- to $8 billion, which was up 6 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

But Intel's PC chips now face serious competition from AMD's new Ryzen chip, which was released last month. Ryzen chips offer competitive performance, and are priced significantly lower.

AMD's fastest Ryzen 7 1800X chip -- targeted at gamers -- has eight cores and is priced at $499. A comparable chip like Intel's Core i7-6900K is priced at $1,089. Intel's fastest gaming chip is the Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition chip, which is priced at $1,723.
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"Intel's fastest gaming chip is the Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition chip, which is priced at $1,723"

Just because it's a non xeon part doesn't make it a "gaming chip"... and I'd say a 5ghz 7700k is more fitting for that role.
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And this is what happens when you have competition and are able to vote with your wallet.

We'll see how much Intel actually "drops" their prices.
 
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And this is what happens when you have competition and are able to vote with your wallet.

We'll see how much Intel actually "drops" their prices.

They would most likely just take a somewhat lower market share rather than lower prices.

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If you think Intel is gonna hurt just by looking at the desktop segment, wait till mobile Ryzen chips are released. Intel would start to feel the burn then.
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From here: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/ryzen-strictly-technical.2500572/

Yep. Ryzen on mobile will be awesome.
 
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I jumped but I feel no joy.
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Throwing in, I'm pretty sure Intel is the reason we have unnecessary segmentation in RAM with ECC. ECC should just be standard by now. All RAM should just have ECC. Pretty much all SSD's and other storage mediums have error correction. The difference in price would disappear as the volume would be greater and there's barely any real performance penalty if at all now. But because of Intel's server and consumer segmentation, this is why RAM is sold this way I bet. I hope since AMD is more open about ECC, allowing it on most boards, that at some point, with DDR5 or whatever, it'll stop being a thing to separate markets. I hope AMD takes a massive leap in marketshare in datacenters with Naples to help kill off things that Intel does just for shareholders. Competition sure is great.
Edited by TheBloodEagle - 4/27/17 at 7:48pm
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One perk of ECC: You can ratchet up the ref clock and the ram can actually tell you when it is starting to throw errors-- some with the older mac pros would take advantage of this when overclocking.
 
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If you think Intel is gonna hurt just by looking at the desktop segment, wait till mobile Ryzen chips are released. Intel would start to feel the burn then.

Is their a projected release date? I'd love to see a "reasonably" priced 16 threaded laptop biggrin.gif
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