Monday, May 14, 2007

Intel quad will be too expensive

Intel plans to cut quad core price to $266, but that is way too expensive. Once K10 is out, Intel CPUs should all be sold at below $125. We all know this: Intel quad is not really 4, is more like 2.5.

13 Comments:

Blogger enumae said...

Sharikou

Your post seem to be all about drawing hits...

And its sad because there used to be some good debate here, now its nothing more than AMD sucks or Intel sucks.

7:36 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Randy Allen said...

I have the Q6600 now. It's more than enough to frag 3Ghz 4x4 spaceheater.

8:08 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger yomamafor2 said...

Yep. Then after Intel drop their prices to $125, everyone will go for a Q6600 rather than more expensive K10.

8:22 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Evil said...

I hope so, because by the time the "Phenom" is out, Intel will be well into it's next generation desktop processors... It's called getting rid of the old to make way for the new...

Meanwhile, AMD is still losing marketshare in Desktops, Laptops and Servers...

Remind me again what AMD is currently selling that competes with the Q6600? Oh yeah, nothing...

8:25 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger PENIX said...

What kind of idiot would pay $266 for an Intel processor? Intel is going to choke themselves if they don't slash prices a lot more.

10:06 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Randy Allen said...

Phenom = Phenomonally slow performance

AMD = Always More Delays
or possibly Accumulating More Debt!

10:48 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Roborat, Ph. D. said...

Intel plans to cut quad core price to $266, but that is way too expensive

according to Intel their Quad costs $53 overall per unit. Selling massive volume at $125 like you said would give intel >50% gross margins. AMD Barcelona on the other hand costs $175 per unit. AMD is scratching their head as they financially painted themselves into a corner.

11:37 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Evil said...

PENIX said...
What kind of idiot would pay $266 for an Intel processor? Intel is going to choke themselves if they don't slash prices a lot more.


Idiots that are smart enough not to pay for AMD's trash. Does AMD even have a processor that competes in the same class as the Q6600? No? Yeah... thats right.


Now go cry a bit more to Ph(ake)d. he needs a shoulder after getting taken down a notch or two...

11:59 PM, May 14, 2007  
Blogger Ho Ho said...

penix
"Intel is going to choke themselves if they don't slash prices a lot more"

Las I checked Intel was still making billions in profit. I doubt that cutting prices on CPUs that have <10% marketshare have too much impact.

12:06 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger DaSickNinja said...

This just in, pictures of K10 floating around the net are bullshit.

http://tinyurl.com/2vgd3r

*Snickers*

4:06 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Ycon said...

AMD Quad is 0 (zero).
Or can you buy one today?

7:54 AM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Scientia from AMDZone said...

Okay, a little sanity in this thread would be nice.

sharikou
What is wrong with $266 for Q6600 Kentsfield? This is roughly the third tier price. This still leaves Q6700 in second tier and Q6800 in first tier.

randy
Q6600, Q6700, and Q6800 are all currently in a class by themselves; nothing competes with them. However, if this is your impression of K10 QFX then you are way off. K10 quad core will turn the somewhat clunky 4x4 platform into a genuine performance machine.

evil
I wouldn't say "well into the next generation". Intel's 45nm shrink won't be delivered in volume until 2008. The tiny 7% of server chips that will be delivered in Q4 will be an attempt to hold off Barcelona. Intel will need a much lower power draw to offset the very hungry quad FSB chipset that it needs for 4-way; this is why the aggressive move to 45nm. Penryn's battle doesn't really start until Q1 with Harpertown.

yomamafor2 & evil
I agree but I doubt Intel will cut prices further until 45nm production comes up in Q1.

roborat
Where did you get your $53 and $175 numbers? Those do not sound correct at all. If Intel can produce Kentsfield for $53 then AMD should be able to hit a target of $85 which would be half what you gave.

dasickninja
I'm baffled by your post. K10 has been demoed several times so obviously it exists in some form. If a given picture is fake what possible difference would this make? Surely you can't believe that the Barcelona demos were fake too?

6:45 PM, May 25, 2007  
Blogger Scientia from AMDZone said...

dasickninja

Yes, I finally see what you are talking about. Those sandra scores are fake. However, considering that they had 3X the improvement that AMD claims that would make sense. They are also much more improvement than would be needed.

7:26 PM, May 25, 2007  

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