AMD Denies Price War - HotHardware
AMD Denies Price War

AMD Denies Price War

AMD slashed prices on it's dual-core offerings early last week, lowering prices on its Athlon 64 X2 and FX processors by as much as 33 percent. Intel is expected to drop prices on their quad-core desktop processors on July 22nd and its server processors on July 29th, likely in response to AMD's price drops. These prices cuts have sparked widespread speculation that an all-out price war will develop between the two chip makers, similar to the one witnessed last year. However, AMD has officially put a stop to the speculation.
In an interview with CRN, Gary Bixler, AMD's director of marketing for North America, denied the possibility of a price war, stating that AMD has no plans to further cut CPU prices any time soon and that AMD's price cuts last week were not in response to anything Intel had done. Bixler stated that AMD is focusing on improving relations with channel partners and a price war like the one witnessed last year would not impress.
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Maybe there's no so called "price war" going on, but when you're fastest desktop CPU is selling for under $180, when it used to sit in the $999 bracket, something's going on.

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I wouldnt call it like that, The older the technology gets the cheaper it get... We all know that it was about time that High-end CPU could be affortable for everyone.

My guess is they are targeting all market not just the high-end gamers but also the average users...

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