Intel is preparing to halve the retail price of its remaining Core X HEDT 7th and 9th generation processors based on “Skylake-X” silicon in order to eliminate stocks.
Intel halves prices for HEDT “Skylake-X” CPUs (Rumor)
New rumors have it that Intel plans to reduce the price of its 9th-generation Skylake X CPU family by 50% in time for the launch of its new Cascade Lake X processors. This means retailers can sell their current stock of Skylake X chips at half price, just like Cascade Lake-X.
All of this would be a perpetrator and it’s called AMD. Soon AMD is ready to bring the third generation of HEDT threadripper processors to market, while the top processor, the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, has not yet been launched, which can quietly be used for an AM4 HEDT with 16 cores and 32 processing threads.
Intel would anticipate this step by lowering prices quite aggressively. On the other hand, it could lose some advantages, however, it is forced to fight AMD and its continuing threat of Zen 2 more effectively. Intel is also struggling with its production problems, the enormous inventory and the slow transition to the 10 nm node. If Intel lowers the price of ninth-generation CPUs in every way, it will be good news for consumers. We don’t know if this will happen, but AMD is winning right now at the core price. Most gamers can choose a Ryzen 5 3600/X (6C/12T) or a Ryzen 7 3700X (8C/16T) and bring gaming performance to the level of what a Core i7-8700K and Core i9-9900K offered, which cost more.