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why would CPU prices increase? they will decrease as they get older...
    
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I have 4 i7's. I'm good. lol
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I guess thats what they think. Cuz intel messed up on the P67, now they will raise prices. LOL. Thats funny
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why would CPU prices increase? they will decrease as they get older...
The cost of old CPUs has little to do with new CPUs being produced, other than if they don't sell they will cause the cost of new ones to go up!

Again, how long before those old CPUs are no longer even on the market?

Will the 775 / AM2+ socket last forever?

Intel could care less if you don't buy their dual cores, they are making a KILLING on their new CPUs... (see my point?)

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My original point is: CPUs will rise in price due to 3 major factors..

1) Management of a MFG's company... (Lawsuits & Spendings)
2) Inflation (Also partly due to increase cost to Engineers & CEO's Salary & more taxes needed by the governments, & Don't forget Investors!)
3) Tech becoming obsolete, mandatory requirements of computer specifications rendering old tech useless or undesirable!

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When we look back, before Quad Cores came out, the cost of CPUs weren't that cheap either...

But now that we have 6 (Soon 8 & 16?) core CPUs, do you honestly expect the cost to go down?
Edited by _GTech - 2/7/11 at 2:46pm
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The cost of old CPUs has little to do with new CPUs being produced, other than if they don't sell they will cause the cost of new ones to go up!

Again, how long before those old CPUs are no longer even on the market?

Will the 775 / AM2+ socket last forever?

Intel could care less if you don't buy their dual cores, they are making a KILLING on their new CPUs... (see my point?)
They do last. Just a couple months ago, the Microcenter by me got around 200 P4's in. From $5-$40 1.6ghz-3.4ghz. They do stay around for a while.
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The only Intel CPU brand I can see going up in price in the near future is SB because of they had to pull all of them from the market.
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CPU's are going down in price overall.

It costs a set ammount to embed chips onto a silicon Wafer, and with shrinking transistors/larger wafer diameter they have a higher capacity to create and sell chips.

And although significant money is invested in shrinking those transistors, The Pros vastly outweigh the Cons.

-More chips per batch
-Better performance
-Less power draw
-Physically smaller die size ---->new applications IE:mobile devices

And Intel has a 26% profit margin as an entire company (making them $19.56B in the last year).... So its safe to say their chips are being sold at a decent markup
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The only Intel CPU brand I can see going up in price in the near future is SB because of they had to pull all of them from the market.
They pulled the boards. Not the chips. P67 chip.
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I guess thats what they think. Cuz intel messed up on the P67, now they will raise prices. LOL. Thats funny
I wouldn't be laughing, business rules actually point to this being a reality..

Or do you think that corporations are in business to lose money?

I'm not laughing, I'm thinking how long before we have to pay for the recall?
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CPU's are going down in price overall.

It costs a set ammount to embed chips onto a silicon Wafer, and with shrinking transistors/larger wafer diameter they have a higher capacity to create and sell chips.

And although significant money is invested in shrinking those transistors, The Pros vastly outweigh the Cons.

-More chips per batch
-Better performance
-Less power draw
-Physically smaller die size ---->new applications IE:mobile devices

And Intel has a 26% profit margin as an entire company (making them $19.56B in the last year).... So its safe to say their chips are being sold at a decent markup
Are you figuring in Corporate Greed here at all?

This only sounds like more profits, happier investors, will the consumer actually win, or the corporations/investors?
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