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Do you think Intel will lower the price of their 8 core X99 cpu's, after the release of Ryzen?


#1

I am wondering if it is worth upgrading my cpu to a 6900k from a 5930k? I want to hear some other people’s thoughts on this. I know that getting a 8 core Ryzen cpu with a AM4 motherboard would be cheaper, but I already have a fantastic X99 motherboard.


#2

Wait. I’m under NDA so I can’t say much, all I can say is wait.


#3

Personally, I don’t think Intel will ever lower their prices. They have a pretty solid history of keeping their prices around the same margin as they had at release. They may lower a small amount, but not the nice drop we would like to see with those types of CPUs’. Obviously, though, we will just have to see when Ryzen hits store shelves.


#4

I’m not under any NDAs and I actually know nothing. I’m speculating that they will lower prices or come out with new parts to compete directly with AMD.


#5

I am kind of hoping they do drop their prices. Kisame has a good point about Intel’s history with keeping their prices pretty fixed, but they kind of seem like they are caught with their pants down. I do enjoy the number of PCIe lanes with X99. It gives me a lot of potential head room for NVME SSD’s and SLI. I may just have to be patient and wait until after release.


#6

If intel is smart, yes. But if they’re going to continue being bullish on prices, it might be a different story.


#7

It’s all going to play in the quad core area. Most gamers have i5s, intel will want to be really competitive there.


#8

Que


#9

If all the leaks about Ryzen are true then they have to. It’s the nature of business. When your competitor comes out with a product that does what your product does at a fraction of a price then your product is no longer competitive unless you adjust your pricing.


#10

I doubt it


#11

After seeing the benchmarks for Ryzen, I think I am going to stick with my 5930K.


#12

Of course, that’s a monster cpu.


#13

Being overclocked at 4.4ghz, it gets the job done.


#14

I am now thinking that Intel may do not to much to the price… Maybe $100, but the media was negative on AMD, mostly due to game performance. They let that overshadow the disruptive nature of this part when compared to x99.


#15

That is sadly true. This is a great CPU for multi threaded tasks! It has the possibility of expanding even more with BIOS updates. I’m wondering if Intel is in the shadows on some of these reviews…? I want AMD to make the come back they deserve. I always had find memories of my phenom 2 and FX8350 builds!


#16

The thing is that everyone wanted AMD to gain the whole market. They imagined that AMD would make intel obsolete. It is not. It just brings a lot a of good competition, both price and performance wise against targeted intel cpus (x99 for the moment)