AMD forces Intel into a bind.

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January 23, 2009 at 12:50:41
Specs: Windows Vista Ultima, AMD Athlon X2 4400+
AMD's strategy is to attack Intel's Core 2 dual-core generation with its Phenom and Athlon quad and three-core versions. AMD Quad cores Phenom II 940 at 3GHz today sells for $235, while Phenom II 920 at 2.8GHz sells for $195 with the latest discount.

AMD soon to launch AM3 quad and triple-core CPUs will sell for less than that and they will sink to close to $150. Intel currently wants $190 for Core 2 duo E8500 3.16GHz and 3.33GHz clocked Core 2 Duo E8600 sells for $270 which is more than AMD wants for any of its new Phenom II quads.

The question is how low Intel can go with its Core 2 prices as AMD is offering similar or same clocked quad-cores for almost the same money and at least in some cases, quad-core will pay off. If we look in our crystal ball we believe than AMD will lead Intel to even bigger losses in 2009, as it's pricing is much less than many expected.


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#1
January 23, 2009 at 20:55:59
I hope AMD can quickly increase the clock speed of the AM3 chips once they're released. I definitely wouldn't mind putting a 3.6GHz PII x4 with DDR3 at the center of my next rig. Overclocked to ~4.0GHz, it would probably be just as quick as the i7 940. And much cheaper...

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#2
January 24, 2009 at 03:13:33
I think this is a great move by AMD. AMD knows they aren't in the position to beat Intel in performance right now. So what a better way to attack Intel then to go after their pricing head on by saling their high-end processors around the same prices as Intels mid-range processors and their mid-range processors around the same price as Intels budget processors.

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