Originally Posted by Drax
...... but when you roll out the fastest processors ever and then cut prices like madmen, you defeat your purpose for doing it in the first place. Intel could still keep a massive market lead even if they didn't cut prices so rapidly.
This is a verykey point.
You see, what Intel is doing is not (only) to out-perform its main competitor, by putting out a better product, but it is undermining AMD.
It is putting out very good products (finally
) and slashing the prices on them to RIDICULOUSLY low prices - so as to ELIMINATE the competition.
Mind you, technolofy continually gets cheaper, but
even if AMD was performing on Par at the moment with Intel - these would irrationally LOW prices!
Why Intel is doing this ? because IT CAN.
IT IS A MONSTER - that has been accumulating over the years. It has HUUGE manufacturing capabilities (so much so, that AMD competiting on its level and above over the years is almost ironic!), as well as capital.
so what it is going now is producing products soooo cheap, that it will thwart its competition - sooo cheap, THAT RIGHT NOW, Intel (in ratio to their previous typical profit per chip) is barely making a profit.
BUT they dont care - they're only thinking of eliminating AMD, and slow profits rate is just a small price to bear out of the well deep wallets that they have.
Why not compete clean? Why not compete on SOLE
basis of who has the better Product - and not try to thwart the competition with undermining tactics?
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
And didn't Intel's CEO speak out about AMD's "Illegal Tactics" when their P4s were being blown away by the A64s?
... i cant seem to remember that.
I wont refute it - but. please - refresh my memory huh....
Originally Posted by Knitelife
Intel should be able to sell its product without telling there vendors they can have price A, or price A-20% if they refuse to buy from AMD.
This is the sort of thing I mean....
honestly. Their tactics reminds me of that of Microsoft...
Originally Posted by .
If AMD had the manufacturing capacity to fulfill HP's orders I doubt there could be any retribution from intel. Honestly how would they stop fulfilling orders they no longer have
Honestly. I'm sad at how shallow your thinking is at the moment.
Friend. REalize that different chips are needed for different areas of computing.
No PC assembling company would want to stick to one chip manufacturer, because of the unlikelihood that any ONE OF THEM could produce the exact range of products they'd need, BECAUSE of the different focuses of the 2 companies...
Certain chips are needed for servers, Certain chips are needed for LAPTOPS, Certain chips for desktop, and in ALL the above cases, a VARYING balance has to be struck between Power (consumption), HEAT, and PERFORMANCE.
Hence the diversity in needs - diversity which no one company can entirely, adequalty fill and easily.
Am I making sense here?...