Originally Posted by hajile
AMD and Intel signed a contract which limits Intel's business practices and punishes them severely if they behave in a manner other than specified.
Even if Intel did lower prices though, I (as a consumer) would still win.
I didn't realize the anti-competitive tactics included lowering of prices, I thought it was more about the AMD crippling compilers and bribing OEMs?
Just look at Bloomfield. It was pretty damn expensive when first released, but we saw a good discount when PhenomII got released. Even though Deneb was slower, Intel realized they won't stay competitive with their origional pricing.
Then we saw a second decrease in price when Thuban got released, just compare an i7 950 to a 940 when first released!
I don't think Intel is breaking any laws by doing this, but they sure put tremendous pressure on AMD, than if they kept the 920/940/960x at their origional prices.