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The price of processors goes up… Before becoming obsolete!

They say the words are blown away, that where it was said I say, I say Diego and of course in the current economic downturn where chip makers are scared to death which there is everything just a year was a promise now you have to break it. Pat Gelsinger does not comply with what he said and contrary to what Lisa Su is doing, Intel processors are getting more expensive, while AMD is cheaper. Why him the price of some processors what will they be obsolete will it go up soon?

There’s a pretty interesting casuistry here, and that’s that both companies are going to be launching their new processors almost at the same time, so either way their current Ryzen 5000 and Core 12 They will soon be “obsolete”. Knowing this, the strategy is totally different and the reasons are totally speculative.

The price of processors increases while they are officially “obsolete”


This makes no sense beyond the fact that one thinks that in fact Intel was softening the blow for not raising prices as announced by its CEO. AMD had to increase them at the time, Intel took almost 8 months to do so and the cost situation may now be so unaffordable for the company after the stock market and revenue crash that it cannot only to accept reality.

Also, the prices have not gone up all at once, but have been going up for two months now, but at the same time it is striking compared to its rival because AMD’s strategy is completely the opposite, the materials are almost identical in both series of processors and in addition Intel sells much more than Lisa Su.

To give a clear example of what has been said, we will be using the i9-12900K, a processor that bottomed out on March 5th of this year with 614 euros and that since then it has gradually increased until today that it costs 699 €. In other words, there has been an increase in just 5 months from a 13%something that extends to the rest of Core 12 processors in greater or lesser percentage.

AMD follows the “opposite” path and its CPUs are “cheaper”


Well, as we go above and take the title with the proper tweezers, we have to say that AMD went the disruptive route against Intel, but not too much. What was the opposite at the beginning turns more and more towards the blue side to become parallel lines today, but it is still an advantage, and we explain ourselves.

The overall price of Ryzen 5000 processors has dropped from what it was at launch. In fact, they hit rock bottom in June of this year. Launching as an example the top of the range of this series, the Ryzen 9 5950X, on June 9, it reached the 499 € since the 826 € what it cost to get started in our country.

But following this latest date, there is a price escalation that also affects AMD. To be precise, among those 499 € that we had we went to 649 € current, also with gradual escalation. What conclusion can we draw?


Well, two very clear ones that correspond to opposing strategies. Intel lowered the price of its processors at launch, sought to lower the price as soon as possible to cannibalize sales, and then was unable to stop the blow. AMD launched at a higher price and from there began to ostensibly reduce the value to such an extent that after the increase they are still cheaper.

The problem we see here is that the prices of the two processors are increasing despite being, in quotes, obsolete and in proportions that are not at all similar, since Intel evolves by 13% on averagebut AMD will more than double As a percentage, that is, since the price bottomed out, it has risen twice as much as that of its rival. This leads us to think that we have to talk about the rising costs of raw materials and transport, since this is the first time that prices have increased before the launch of a substitute product. For this reason, and largely there is talk of a price increase for the Ryzen 7000 and Core 13, what has been seen does not seem to be an unfounded rumor.

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