Saturday, October 22, 2011

AMD releases flagship new processor. Intel responds by raising prices

You know something is terribly wrong when you release an all new, high-end flagship processor and your competition responds by raising the prices of their current-gen processors by almost 10%.

Last week, AMD launched their first FX-branded processors based on the Bulldozer architecture, a product that should have, or at least was expected to thwart Intel out of the performance lead that they held for a very long time. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The top-end FX-8150 lagged behind Intels mid range i5-2500K and in some cases, AMDs last-gen X6 1100T.

Bright Side of News noticed the price changes that affected the i5-2400K, 2500K and 2600K before and after the FX launch.

source BSN 

Editors Thoughts:
Its not very often prices rise in response to a new competing product launch. Is this price change more of a reason for you to go with the FX line or invest a little more in an i5 processor?

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