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post #521 of 616
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
I think AMD will use the same marketing strategy as it did in the graphics business against Nvidia .Nvidia is still not feeling well after the AMD "treatment".
Of course Intel is not reacting to the AMD price strategy as it has 80% + of the market .
Mainstream AMD CPU-s will be decent priced as it is expected for Intel to kick back.
AMD always prices processors that perform around 5-10% faster than a competing Intel CPU at around the same price or lower.

Intel doesn't compete in price wars. Even if AMD releases a product comparable to Intel at a lower price, they still won't lower their prices. Instead, they phase out older products and introduce a newer, better one at the same price point. Heck, just check out the Newegg and you'll see LGA-775 Core 2, and LGA-1156 and LGA-1366 Core i3/i5/i7 still occupying the same price points they did during release. I reckon Intel's unwillingness to lower profit margins is part of the reason they've delayed Sandy Bridge E so much. They want to see how Bulldozer does before releasing their flagship products.

The major upset, I think, is not Bulldozer on the high end. It'll be Llano in the budget, mainstream and notebook markets. Not saying that Bulldozer will fail. Just that AMD stands to gain a lot of ground in these much bigger markets.
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Guys please stay on topic to avoid getting this thread closed, thanks.
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To finalize, I'm not an Intel or AMD lover/hater. (Just because I have an Intel proc in my Sig rig and under my avatar doesn't mean I'm a blind follower.) I, unlike many, am un-biased. I was a fan of AMD since the 64. but since the x2 and x4 they've slipped. I want AMD to prove me wrong. Until they do, I'm going to doubt.
AMD had my money (what little there is) from 2000 (Thunderbird) to early 2006 (Manchester). Unfortunately, since the early days of the Athlon 64 X2, AMD has barely been able to keep up. I do wish them luck and hope they can turn the tides with Bulldozer, but as you've mentioned, until we see actual performance numbers, I'll keep my expectations within reason.
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Guys please stay on topic to avoid getting this thread closed, thanks.
Quite frankly, I think this thread is pretty much destined for an extended flame war...
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
I think AMD will use the same marketing strategy as it did in the graphics business against Nvidia .Nvidia is still not feeling well after the AMD "treatment".
Of course Intel is not reacting to the AMD price strategy as it has 80% + of the market .
Mainstream AMD CPU-s will be decent priced as it is expected for Intel to kick back.
Agreed. Intel doesn't compete in "price wars" because they're greedy. They'll always get their profit anyway,they are Intel.
Also,Athlon FX was that much better than the networst Pentium 4/D.

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Welcome to business 101. Why price a product lower than what you can sell it for?
With Intel,there's much more to it than just price inflation.
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/22/11 at 12:45pm
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Agreed. Intel doesn't compete in "price wars" because they're greedy.

Welcome to business 101. Why price a product lower than what you can sell it for?
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isnt the rule of thumb that if you cant afford intel you go AMD?
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I don't think that's a good way to look at it. You have X amount to spend, get the best you can within that budget. Especially when you can get a 2500k that completely trumps an x6 for less money.
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Agreed. Intel doesn't compete in "price wars" because they're greedy.
The fact that Intel is greedy and enjoy their 65+% profit is good for AMD. I mean seriously, if you can buy a Core i5-2500K for $120 would you still buy a Phenom II? I highly doubt AMD can afford to lower their prices even more.
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The fact that Intel is greedy and enjoy their 65+% profit is good for AMD. I mean seriously, if you can buy a Core i5-2500K for $120 would you still buy a Phenom II? I highly doubt AMD can afford to lower their prices even more.
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