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Old February 2, 2011, 09:05 AM
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Default SMART AMD, they dropped their CPU prices!!!

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AMD, probably seeing Sandy bridge/P67 chipset issues as an opportunity to gain a few customers, slashed their CPU prices!!!!

SMART SMART SMART! Well, BULLDOZER would be better tho...

AMD updates Phenom II price list - The Tech Report

Of course, it's US dollars, but close to us...

The 1090T and 1100T are becoming really interesting, from a price/performance standpoint...

Still, it's not SB and it's great OC capabilities and performance, but that still should steal some of Intel customers...maybe not the hardcore enthusiasts, but still some customers will build AMD platforms I think...

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Processor Old price New price Phenom II X4 840 - $105 Phenom II X4 955 BE $145 $135 Phenom II X4 965 BE $165 $155 Phenom II X4 970 BE $185 $175 Phenom II X4 975 BE - $195 Phenom II X6 1055T $199 $175 Phenom II X6 1065T - $185 Phenom II X6 1075T $199 $195 Phenom II X6 1090T BE $235 $205 Phenom II X6 1100T BE $265 $239
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This is quite smart, however I wonder if the SB debacle would affect bulldozer pricing at all...
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This is quite smart, however I wonder if the SB debacle would affect bulldozer pricing at all...
That would depend on when/how fast Intel can remedy their issues and whenever BD decides to come out
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Old February 2, 2011, 09:26 AM
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That would depend on when/how fast Intel can remedy their issues and whenever BD decides to come out
Intel won't have the issue completely sorted until all manufacturers begin shipping the next stepping of the boards in April, probably end of April. This goes well into Q2 which is when BD is supposed to be released.

So how many people would go back to Sandy vs. waiting a little longer for BD?
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Old February 2, 2011, 09:37 AM
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So how many people would go back to Sandy vs. waiting a little longer for BD?
Good question.

Even if SB is fixed and 100% operational in April/May, from a marketing standpoint, it's a FAILED LAUNCH...

The fiasco is not so much the P67 Hardware defect, not the price to pay to get the situation fixed (1 billion $$$)...the fiasco is MISSING THE BOAT at a critical time...some people will wait 'till IVY BRIDGE instead...

If you fail a launch, for whatever product, you're loosing momentum...It might be a little bit like the GTX4** THERMI situation, where a lot of people held back and waited for GTX5**, bought HD58** or Hd68**...we all know that new gear will never stop to come to market, so if Intel misses THIS boat, they'll get us back some day...

Going to Sandy 2.0 (lol, P67 revision), might be a little hard for some, for good or bad reasons...
It's forcing people to hold a little bit longer, it's quite enough to kill the "impulse buy" portion of the sales...some OEM might even reduce the amount of parts ordered...who knows.

Some people will "impulse buy" a AMD 6-cores, others are good to go to wait until P67 rev 1.1 (hypothetical name here), and everybody WILL wait for Bulldozer benchmarks....I don't think anybody will go P55/X58 at this point, knowing how SB overclocks.....

I think etailers should drop prices on X58, to cope with the "stagnating" upgrade market caused by SB's situation....
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price slash=dozer is closer and they need to clear out shelves? :)
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price slash=dozer is closer and they need to clear out shelves? :)
Hey Dan,

Whatever that is, if I was AMD, I wouldn't stop at dropping price on existing stuff, I would put Bulldozer into high gear...of course they would have to double-check their chipsets before launch

Existing AMD offering, while becoming even more interesting after price drops, if not what caters to the enthusiasts now raging to buy...

They want: Bulldozer or Sandy or IVy...

As for laptop users, well, same thing....some Sandy sales will go towards FUSION
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make that lots of sales towards fusion :)

but yeah, the price drops are like a short,soft jab at intel.

nothing major, but for the little guy important enough to capitalize on some

more sales
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The other subject that peaks my curiosity is how well BD will compete with 2011, from a performance and a sales perspective.
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Hey Dan,

Whatever that is, if I was AMD, I wouldn't stop at dropping price on existing stuff, I would put Bulldozer into high gear...of course they would have to double-check their chipsets before launch

Existing AMD offering, while becoming even more interesting after price drops, if not what caters to the enthusiasts now raging to buy...

They want: Bulldozer or Sandy or IVy...
Enthusiasts only constitute a minute segment of the market. AMD's focus on consumer products like Bobcat is the more prudent way to go. Holding BD back to the third quarter isn't fun for enthusiasts, but AMD needs to get the money out of Joe Public's pocket. Trying to match or beat Intel in what would amount to be a mere wang-waving match for nerds is not good fiscal policy.

Plus, all things considered, a system built around a 955 was not a bad buy. With this price drop, it's become a very good buy for a lot of enthusiasts. Plenty of QX9xxx users still get all the performance they need out of their systems.
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