- Apr 27, 2000
It wasn't, it's just annoying. And the worst part is that it was impossible to get Vermeer at MSRP for a long time, except maybe a 5800x.AMD had the "fastest" gaming CPU's at launch, a halo product stack, how was the price increase the end of the world?
I don't really care if it's a halo products or not. Lisa Su may have a fiduciary responsibility to charge people as much as the market will bear, but I certainly don't have a responsibility to gladhand them every time they do it. Prices going up due to lack of competition sucks. Prices going up due to dueling duopolies sucks.
Competition is good. When there isn't any, we all lose in some way or another.
Yup, new reg, checks out.And ,yet, i remember during Bulldozer era when Intel jacked up their prices to ridiculous levels , (1000$ for 6c and 1700$ for 8c) ,i guess then was pretty much okay , then.
NO IT WASN'T.