AMD has finally released their most anticipated processor lineup. The AMD Ryzen 7 processors are launching on March 2, 2017.
AMD has surely brought themselves back in the game.
anyone buying intel at these price points are more than likely buying on brand loyalty more than anything else.
I'd bet my bottom dollar that Intel prices on current CPUs will be dropping like a rock, particularly at the high end. On-par or better performance from AMD at half the price is something the brass at Intel have to know is going to kill them in the market, starting right now.
They already dropped. But only $300 at the top. They are in a terrible position. Drop too much and you piss people off because they realize you've been gouging them. Drop too little and AMD eats their lunch as more and more people realize AMD is a better deal.
Wait too long to bottom out their prices and Ryzen becomes the cool chip to have. That eventually filters down to mom and dad as the ask their teenagers which is best for the new PC. If they allow AMD to establish themselves as the go to and Intel starts taking losses on each chip sold, they are in for a really long and bumpy ride. One I believe will see Intel never fully recover from. AMD already has a revision lined up for next year and could reach 7nm first. If that happens Intel might end under AMD and ARM.
Intel is in a really bad position this time, they pretty much milked the CPU market for all it was worth while they had dominance (not that you can blame them). I'm just happy AMD has a return to form this year.
Once upon a time, AMD were fierce competitors who were able to excel in CPU's - Not many millennials who adore Nvidia for the most part, will know of this history.
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