Originally Posted by omgitswes
I wonder how much this will drive up Ivy Bridge prices when it comes out
It's a supply and demand thing.
I don't follow Intel cpu pricing, but I do with AMD cpu pricing (mainly at newegg, but also cross check at amazon).
This past two weeks I've noticed that AMD's 4 core Phenom II BE (955 thru 980, but mainly 955 and 965 which I already have) cpu prices are up roughly %10, which has surprised me given that XMAS is when they want sales.
Makes me wonder what's going on with Intel cpu pricing?
With regard to future sales, they'll charge what the traffic will bear/want.
And you can count on Intel's PR
doing what it can to convince people that AMD is too iffy.
But I don't see AMD bowing out of desktop cpu desktop development; for one thing their apu's seem competitive, and they also want to continue with server cpu's. Only more time will tell.