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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
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.
Except that Intel would easily win in court that they are not a momopoly since there are other chip makers out there...no other real ones that make CPUs for personal computers and macs but they are there.

Just like how MS doesn't have a monopoly since there are other OS's out there.

Though if Intel can figure out a way to lower their prices even more...ouch AMD might really bite it in the CPU world...fortunately they also got the chipset, budget GPU and integrated graphics and e-machine worlds to keep the company around till they can figure some thing else out.
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post #12 of 18
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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
It's the only way that Intel themselves can stay in business.

Besides, AMD would be sooner bought than go out of business.
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well, since dell sells amd cpu's, and most mid-range hp/compaq computers in electronic stores have athlon chips in them, i don't think AMD is hurtin that bad.
    
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
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.
They haven't hit the bottom of the barrel. I'm sure they could cut ALL prices in half twice over in a year and still make a profit... Because that's what they've been doing!

Well though, if Intel doesn't keep up the price war then that means we'll go back to the days of processors that cost three hundred dollars for budget. :\\
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Originally Posted by Guswut View Post
They haven't hit the bottom of the barrel. I'm sure they could cut ALL prices in half twice over in a year and still make a profit... Because that's what they've been doing!

Well though, if Intel doesn't keep up the price war then that means we'll go back to the days of processors that cost three hundred dollars for budget. :\\
I won't be complaining.
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well, since dell sells amd cpu's, and most mid-range hp/compaq computers in electronic stores have athlon chips in them, i don't think AMD is hurtin that bad.
QFT.

I work at circuit city part-time as a computer tech. and most of our desktops have AMD chips now.
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post #17 of 18
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Well though, if Intel doesn't keep up the price war then that means we'll go back to the days of processors that cost three hundred dollars for budget. :\\
I wouldn't be so sure about that, they're already earning loads with the price cuts, and manufacturing cost seems to be real low. If they don't keep these low prices up then the winner will be IBM, just imagine everybody moving to consoles., and probably a duopoly lawsuit against both AMD and Intel.

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Well though, if Intel doesn't keep up the price war then that means we'll go back to the days of processors that cost three hundred dollars for budget. :\\
Does that even matter? Games haven't caught up with the current tech, so why should we care of a quad-core costs $300?

Companies have to stay afloat...I'd rather pay $300 so they can keep innovating, than $100 and force them into debt.
     
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