Originally Posted by doritos93
Intel don't drop prices on anything, they haven't ever, they won't start now
They will however price their next gen according to Ryzen, not as low, but lower
Yes they have, but in anticipation of AMD's offers, namely in the Q6600 era, 10 years ago. During the 45nm Core 2 era and also Nehalem, while AMD was still some competition, they also regularly dropped prices on some CPUs / introduced faster models at the same price point, lowering the price of the previous model. But after that, specifically after releasing Sandy Bridge, they stopped. AMD didn't have anything to make them lower prices.
But now, yes, I doubt that they will officially drop prices on the current line-up. Stores will unofficially do it to varying extents and thus Intel doesn't look bad; they'll save the lower price airtime for the new line-ups, that way there is a disconnect, it's something new, it's not Intel coming down from the Ivory tower and having to show the world how much the prices of current products was pushing the limits. The next high-end CPU will have 12 cores instead of 10, affecting the whole line-up downwards, so they have the perfect excuse to re-arrange them. They'll probably take the opportunity to replace the hexacores with octacores at the respective price points. That gives them space to then charge 1k for the 10 core and 1k+ for the 12 core model. The exact pricing will depend on what the rumoured Ryzen enthusaist platform will do. If AMD decides to charge 1k for a 16 core model, then we have some serious competition.Edited by tpi2007 - 4/28/17 at 3:18pm