Originally Posted by ezodagrom
@Those complaining about prices:
What were you expecting for 8-core processors, $200?
If the Bulldozer 8-core are overpriced, I wonder what the Core i7 970, 980X and 990X are. :>
Those CPU's were some of the first high-performance Hex-Cores on the market, and will probably being alive and kicking for quite some time. That being said, they were initially overpriced because they had no competition. When the 1366 lineup came out AMD already had no intention of competing with it, so why would Intel make all these high-end CPU's really affordable? They already had the performance market cornered, this way they could draw more profits out of essentially the same cpu's.
I think people have gotten adjusted to the fact that Quad-Core AMD CPU's are around $100-175, Hex-Core are $150-200, and logically the means Octo-Core should be about $200-250. The flaw in that logic is that all the current generation AMD CPU's were noticably higher price when they were released, and AMD just drops the price so they stay competative from a Price:Performance perspective.
Also, Intel is hardly the first company to price their top-tier CPU's insanely high... FX-51/53 anyone? Granted those things probably were worth it by comparison, but that was when CPU's were a lot more important than they are now (from a gaming perspective) ;p