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An incipient price war between chip giants AMD and Intel may fizzle out after some midsummer skirmishing as AMD has no plans to further cut CPU prices any time soon, said Gary Bixler, AMD's director of marketing for North America.

Intel is widely expected July 22 to cut prices on its three desktop quad-core processors and July 29 to its quad-core server SKUs. The Intel price cuts are perhaps all part of its own cunning plan, but they come on the heels of AMD's own round of price-slashing last week. There's no small amount of speculation that Intel's anticipated move is a reaction to AMD's, and from there the leap to predicting a brand new price war isn't a terribly long one...
http://www.crn.com/white-box/201001613
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"No New Price Cuts" how about some new cpu's?
    
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"No New Price Cuts" how about some new cpu's?
LMAO! Great... Just when it was getting worse
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what....? Has anyone counted previous price cuts...?
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Jeebus they have to make some money on their chips, any cheaper and they will be free lol
 
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Any cheaper and I'm buildin myself an AMD HTPC.
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Investors were aware that the price wars would be over for some time now. Time for profit to go up.
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Investors were aware that the price wars would be over for some time now. Time for profit to go up.
Yeah, except Intel won't let them off that easily. They'll keep the "price war" up on their end, and FORCE AMD to either drop prices, make something brand new that's extremely better than anything Intel offers, or fail. And really, the only option seems to be failing as AMD said they won't do the first, and the second seems to have passed them by time and again as of recent.
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Yeah, except Intel won't let them off that easily. They'll keep the "price war" up on their end, and FORCE AMD to either drop prices, make something brand new that's extremely better than anything Intel offers, or fail. And really, the only option seems to be failing as AMD said they won't do the first, and the second seems to have passed them by time and again as of recent.
AMD has now publicly stated there will be no more price cuts. If Intel drops prices, to the point where making processors isn't profitable, they would be feeding AMD's anti-competative anti-trust lawsuit.

Intel aren't morons. They've hit the bottom of the barrel, and going further will only portray them as a ruthless company out to monopolize the market.
     
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AMD has now publicly stated there will be no more price cuts. If Intel drops prices, to the point where making processors isn't profitable, they would be feeding AMD's anti-competative anti-trust lawsuit.

Intel aren't morons. They've hit the bottom of the barrel, and going further will only portray them as a ruthless company out to monopolize the market.
QFT, some people don't realize that although companies are ruthless, they care the slightest bit about going overboard. basically intel wants to be in power and keep AMD alive so no one accuses them of being a monopoly
    
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