Intel's next-gen processors have fewer cores but cost more, according to retailers

Lounds

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I think people are forgetting AMD deliberately marketed the 5600X higher so they could cut the price when intel launches the 11th gen series.
 

moon982

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The product lineup is a mess. I'm looking at the lineup and I can't help but to feel that the i9 brand is sort of useless, there's nothing really there that makes an i9 an i9. Why even have it?

Well because of AMD. If it was not for AMD you would only have 4 cores now for the top of line CPU. The xeon CPUs have many cores but they are for business not consumers and really costly. What AMD did was putting many cores like Xeon CPUs in consumers hands cheaply.

This forced Intel but intel just sloppy implemented it and intel still very formally anti many cores in their philosophy than AMD because this would hurt the Xeon CPUs used in servers and high in CAD and graphics that use many cores.

Where if intel push the game industry to use more than 6 cores and the trend is race who is going to make the most cores this could get many people to switch to AMD as intel wants gamers to use less cores to push programmers to code for less cores than race with many core philosophy like AMD and not hurt Xeon CPUs.

So having 12 cores and 16 cores so on would just hurt the Xeon CPUs and tell game programmers to start coding for many more cores that could switch people to AMD.

So intel just slapped i9 on the box to get navies gamers that don’t know much about CPUs to go by the model number and marketing numbers that higher the number is better than well using internet to look up benchmarks that is more time consuming .

So when public goes to Best Buy and look at the model number and base on that sadly that higher the number the better than going to Best Buy with pen and paper and write all the CPU model numbers down than go home and look every one up than go back to the store is lot of work for average public.

And marketing works and for now can get away with it.

If everyone switched to AMD than intel would be forced to bring out Intel i10 that had proper CPU way way way and I mean way way better than any thing below it.

But intel will not do it they would just hurt them self.
 
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Avro Arrow

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So intel just slapped i9 on the box to get navies gamers that don’t know much about CPUs to go by the model number and marketing numbers that higher the number is better than well using internet to look up benchmarks that is more time consuming .

So when public goes to Best Buy and look at the model number and base on that sadly that higher the number the better than going to Best Buy with pen and paper and write all the CPU model numbers down than go home and look every one up than go back to the store is lot of work for average public.

And marketing works and for now can get away with it.
You've made a good analysis of the situation because that's pretty much exactly the same scam that Intel used against the Athlon 64. They threw up a bunch of meaningless numbers (in that case, it was clock speed numbers) and the public fell for it hook, line and sinker.
 

Tom Sunday

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Alder Lake should come six to nine months

Just cleaned-up rather nicely with 401K and RMD monies and cashing in my AMD stock. Thank you Lisa. Hoping that INTEL will do alright with Alder Lake so I can have some of the AMD windfall dollars make me happy some more. Not expecting a avalanche of an Intel stock surge as AMD after all did come all the way from the botttom.
 

Bamda

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"Less for more." They should use that as their new marketing campaign. The Intel way.