The processor market has long felt the lack of serious competition for Intel designs. This has a negative impact on the prices and development of the CPU, because the former practically do not change and the new generations are only slightly more efficient than their predecessors. Therefore, everyone is excited to see what AMD will finally present. In addition to the performance itself, the price is also important, which can force Intel to seriously reduce its designs.
Subsequent leaks allow for some insight into how AMD wants to conquer the market. Almost all Zen chips will cost over $ 200 which is not a big surprise. The most efficient design, the SR7 with 8 cores and 16 threads, is expected to cost $ 499. Supposedly, the lower clocked version is to be valued at $ 350. This means that the processors will cost up to 1/3 of the Intel equivalents. What’s more, all designs are to be very susceptible to overclocking, which can totally mess up the market. It is also worth paying attention to the SR3, which is to have 4 cores and 8 threads, which is more than the i3 7350K and will cost similar money!
If these prices turn out to be true and the performance is in line with expectations, we will face a strong earthquake in this market. Intel will have to respond specifically with price cuts, and we consumers will only benefit from this.