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Old 02-10-19, 11:07 AM
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Intel reveals staggering price drops for their upcoming Cascade Lake-X series CPUs

18 cores for under $1000?



Read more about Intel's Cascade Lake-X series processors and their low pricing.

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Old 02-10-19, 11:15 AM
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So, Intel go from "We are supreme, the clueless consumer will accept paying through the nose" to "Oh sh*t, they're buying AMD, hit the panic button".

Comedy at it's finest.

(they can still poke it lol)
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Old 02-10-19, 12:19 PM
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hmmmm

If AMD still offers better bang for the buck it wil show just how bad Intels price gougeing has been for the last decade,
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Old 02-10-19, 01:16 PM
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If AMD still offers better bang for the buck it wil show just how bad Intels price gougeing has been for the last decade,


i must say i pity those who have not noticed that without AMD´s help.


i was an intel only user for nearly a decade. but i always knew i was ripped off.
but as i need fast systems for my job i had no other choice.


and the same is true for nvidia.
where do people think all this record quarters after record quarters come from?


good products help to make a buck... but selling stuff way overpriced sure helps a lot.
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Old 02-10-19, 01:56 PM
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While this price change is significant, we must note that AMD plans to release a 16-core processor called the Ryzen 9 3950X in November for $749. With this in mind, it is easy to see why Intel has made such drastic price cuts to X299.
This is not a general consumer platform though, unlike the 3950X which is on the X570. We should be comparing these to current Thread rippers as that is the opposite platform. It would be like AMD comparing there RX cards to Quadro's.

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i must say i pity those who have not noticed that without AMD´s help.


i was an intel only user for nearly a decade. but i always knew i was ripped off.
but as i need fast systems for my job i had no other choice.


and the same is true for nvidia.
where do people think all this record quarters after record quarters come from?


good products help to make a buck... but selling stuff way overpriced sure helps a lot.
This!
it is capitalism at its purest. If theres no competition, charge what you like. I too moved to Intel (only once and im still on Ivy) as their Core series was so much better than Phenom. The good thing is that I've not had to upgrade since then. Intel has had no competition since Phenom and even that wasn't on par. All you need to do is look at the price difference between a 3770 and a 9700, there is no way in hell that production costs have increased by the amount the prices have increased since then, Im not even doing a fair comparison the 3770 was the top of the range on a new process node, 9700 is not top of the range and is on a node that was outdated 2 generations ago. If intel had their fabs sorted, these 14nm processors should be costing pittance compared to the initial 14nm wafers
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Old 02-10-19, 02:07 PM
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This is not a general consumer platform though, unlike the 3950X which is on the X570. We should be comparing these to current Thread rippers as that is the opposite platform. It would be like AMD comparing there RX cards to Quadro's.
It ultimately depends on what you are looking at. Pure core count, the Ryzen 9 3950X is a worthy thing to compare Cascade Lake-X with. When it comes to I/O, yeah, TR4 is a more valid comparison.

As always, there are several angles that this could be looked at from. That said, AMD offering 16 cores for $750 has a huge part to play in this, and what AMD's Zen 2's designs mean for Threadripper.

We already know that a 24 core Threadripper is coming, and can see how well AMD's new multi-die architecture works on EPYC and Ryzen. Apply that to Threadripper, and weak use cases for old Threadripper will become strong points for the new parts, especially on the parts with more than 16 cores.

As far as Intel's margins go, they are making a huge cut here. That said, 14nm is sure to be a lot cheaper to produce these days, especially for large dies, which will certainly help.
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It's annoying because they hit 20 cores on Broadwell.

They just kept telling us we didn't need more than 4 cores which is bull poo. We needed more cores and the software to use them.

The latest windows update thing says it all. Cores are good.
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It's annoying because they hit 20 cores on Broadwell.

They just kept telling us we didn't need more than 4 cores which is bull poo. We needed more cores and the software to use them.

The latest windows update thing says it all. Cores are good.
Efficient cores and efficiently using cores is good...
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Finally the CPU market is interesting.
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Old 02-10-19, 11:11 PM
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Feels a bit like desperation to me. TR V3 will have more cores, memory channels, i/O; x299 is feeling its age and yet they are still not at price parity. I can understand buyers with an application only certified on Intel but if you need raw compute and I/O wait a month or so.
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