- Feb 2, 2009
You believe that Intel will price the 8-core mainstream SKU at the same level as AMDs R7 2700X ??? Because you dont loose your performance lead if the competition still has 6-Cores at the same segment(price) like 2700X vs 8700K.Odd reply. Yes, obviously AMD hasn't reached core for core parity. I don't see anyone claiming as such. Good point?
But AMD has reached chip for chip lead in many workloads, let alone chip for chip parity. Which is why the pricing is as it is at the moment.
And as I gave an easy example of above, there are plenty of people blinded by brand loyalty which don't even accept that. But this is the reason this whole thread exists. AMD currently has the performance lead in certain segments and they will loose this lead when intel 8-core mainstream chips come along. So the discussion is what will happen in the situation when AMD loses the performance lead in all mainstream metrics.