The competition between AMD and Intel may appear to have calmed down a bit over recent months, but the retail market shows every sign that a new battle has begun: Following the dual-core fight, it now appears that triple-cores in fact are increasing the pressure on dual-core PCs and quad-core PCs have officially arrived in the mainstream.
For about half a year it seemed like entry-level quad-core PCs were stuck in the $800 to $1000 range, with Intel’s Core 2 Quad Q6600 controlling supply and demand. But suddenly we are seeing a whole new dynamic in this market. Large retail chains are selling what we would consider cheap multi-core processor systems that are competing with some aging dual-core systems still in inventory and are pushing more up-to-date dual-core PCs below $500 and even into the sub-$300 segment.
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