Author Topic: Will AMD's new processors result in price drops on the market, and if so, when?  (Read 225 times)

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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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I am planning to buy a new computer. However, from what I have read online, on July 7, AMD will release new processors, which are likely to result in price drops on the entire market.

If so, when does this price drop take place? According to some, it can be expected pretty much on July 7. According to others, it may be in autumn or around Christmas.

The online retailers I checked out seem to have dropped their prices a bit already over the past few days. Could this be connected to that they may want the current brands out of store before July 7?
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I'd like if the price per transistor equation also meant that I could get a (new) $10 computer powerful enough to comfortably play all 1990s games on.

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Rumors are that Intel will drop its prices 15% on July 6th or 7th.
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I guess I should wait the remaining one and a half week then.

A few weeks I can wait. But not until autumn or Christmas.
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I'd like if the price per transistor equation also meant that I could get a (new) $10 computer powerful enough to comfortably play all 1990s games on.

I’d be surprised if the Raspberry Pi Zero doesn’t have plenty of transistors for that task already.  But the architecture is so different from that which those games originally ran on that they cannot be run except through (possibly unavailable) software emulation.
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You can buy a lot of the old classics on Steam, and they then work with newer computers.
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