Intel Plans to Adjust Pricing of Entry-Level Chips

A Chinese-language report in Economic Daily News (EDN) news-paper indicated that Intel Corporation intends to cut prices on Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Pentium D processors in the range of 5-10%, ahead of the planned April 22 price-cut. The move will allow Intel to get rid of outdated CPUs and may pose a threat to AMD, as two thirds of the company's shipments consisted of single-core AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron chips sold at fairly affordable prices in Q4 2006. The gradual price reduction of the NetBurst micro-architecture-based microprocessors indicates that the company has plans to inject chips that feature modern Core 2 micro-architecture across all desktop CPU market segments.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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This articles specifically says entry level chips, so don't count on it. I wouldn't expect C2D chips to drop until Barcelona unless AMD does more price cuts to its dual core chips first.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Yes, because the future is obviously predetermined and you have exclusive access to how the universe will unfold.

HAHAHAHA.

As it stand right now, they will always beat AMD, price wise, Intel can make more chips, is always a gen ahead on manufacturing and can reduce costs faster and raise yeilds faster than AMD can. It's one of the reasons AMD had to make it's deal with IBM.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Yes, because the future is obviously predetermined and you have exclusive access to how the universe will unfold.
I LOL'D pretty hard at this...thank you.