AMD dominates Amazon's best-selling CPU chart, despite Intel's discounts

Morphine Child

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As much as I dislike Intel, I believe that having only one supplier is not a good thing.

Sure, I want to see them suffer and I would actually get satisfaction out of seeing their CPU put in poorly configured crap boxes hidden very well on the OEMs‘ websites.

But go under ? No, if only to guarantee AMD stays focused and innovation does not stop.

Heck, it would be fun watching Intel reps trying to sell their products without MDF.
Exactly. Ideal case scenario: few years of suffering, then AMD and Intel getting the performance crown generation to generation.
 

Michael7

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No big deal. Intel hybrid Alder Lake coming out in less than half a year and then we will see how overpriced Ryzen 5000 series stacks up. Multithreaded performance is supposed to see a huge uplift and single threaded which has always been Intel's strong suit should also be much better (being build on new architecture and new process node) so if Intel prices it right it will be game over.
 

Irata

Posts: 1,442   +2,323
No big deal. Intel hybrid Alder Lake coming out in less than half a year and then we will see how overpriced Ryzen 5000 series stacks up. Multithreaded performance is supposed to see a huge uplift and single threaded which has always been Intel's strong suit should also be much better (being build on new architecture and new process node) so if Intel prices it right it will be game over.
Didn‘t we hear exactly the same thing ever since Ryzen was launched back in 2017 ?

It‘s just that the list of things Intel was going to beat AMD on kept getting bigger.
 

NeoMorpheus

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As much as I dislike Intel, I believe that having only one supplier is not a good thing.

Sure, I want to see them suffer and I would actually get satisfaction out of seeing their CPU put in poorly configured crap boxes hidden very well on the OEMs‘ websites.

But go under ? No, if only to guarantee AMD stays focused and innovation does not stop.

Heck, it would be fun watching Intel reps trying to sell their products without MDF.
Hence why I added the others.

Of course AMD cannot be the only one standing, they will turn into another Intel in a second. Well, maybe not as evil as Intel (that is only possible by their twin, Nvidia), but still.

For all I care, either Motorola or Texas Instruments could come back with a monstrous ARM design and be the other options.

But no, Intel and Nvidia needs to die.
 

Neatfeatguy

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My local Micro Center has some 25+ 5900x listed for sale on their website this morning (they are available for only instore purchase only).

I did notice that they 5900x are no longer listed at a $549.99 MSRP price that was out there a few months back when I picked up one. I know the 5900x have been harder to come by as of the past few months, but the ones available for sale are now priced at $699.99.

$150 over the MSRP....holy crap. Nearly a 30% markup.

All these prices are out of f'ing control. CPU prices on AMD's side are going up while Intel prices are dropping because no one seems to want the trash they've been pushing out.

On a side note, the store is still sitting on a couple of the PowerCooler RX 6900 XT Ultimate Red Devil cards that are priced at a low, low cost of $2.5K. The GPUs have been sitting at the store now for a week (maybe a little longer). No one seems to want to be dropping nearly $2,700 (after taxes) on one of these GPUs.
 
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Makste

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No big deal. Intel hybrid Alder Lake coming out in less than half a year and then we will see how overpriced Ryzen 5000 series stacks up. Multithreaded performance is supposed to see a huge uplift and single threaded which has always been Intel's strong suit should also be much better (being build on new architecture and new process node) so if Intel prices it right it will be game over.


Lol @ "supposed to be" & @ "should also be"

A new architecture and a new process node don't guarantee better performance.

I'm a newbie. This makes you look like a noob, catch up.
 
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Michael7

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Lol @ "supposed to be" & @ "should also be"

A new architecture and a new process node don't guarantee better performance.

I'm a newbie. This makes you look like a noob, catch up.
Lol @ "supposed to be" & @ "should also be"

A new architecture and a new process node don't guarantee better performance.

I'm a newbie. This makes you look like a noob, catch up.
It "should be" because there are no benchmarks yet /leaked or otherwise. Smaller process node alone practically guarantees better performance and new architecture does it too otherwise why would they even bother introducing it (and spending big bucks on R&D)? This would be a first for Intel to make a worse CPU than the previous generation wouldn't it? So yes these 2 factors together (which is a deviation from the usual architecture change/process node improvement) point to a strong performance gains.
 

Morphine Child

Posts: 100   +141
No big deal. Intel hybrid Alder Lake coming out in less than half a year and then we will see how overpriced Ryzen 5000 series stacks up. Multithreaded performance is supposed to see a huge uplift and single threaded which has always been Intel's strong suit should also be much better (being build on new architecture and new process node) so if Intel prices it right it will be game over.
Pretty sure if they are as good as Intel is claiming, AMD will make their CPUs less expensive.
 

Markoni35

Posts: 1,075   +442
...Multithreaded performance is supposed to see a huge uplift and single threaded which has always been Intel's strong suit should also be much better (being build on new architecture and new process node) so if Intel prices it right it will be game over.

The game is never over. It's always good to have two (or more) strong opponents. I mean, good for us. For them it's a nightmare. But they compensate their mental pain by making lots of $$$