Intel dual cores costs around $70. There is competition. Actually the competition is not coming from AMD but from Intel. Intel's different microarchitectures are competing each other. One is Sandy Bridge and the other is Ivy Bridge. Haswell will be coming and it will break up the two microarchitectures. AMD is doing the exact same thing. AMD's Bulldozer and Piledriver are competing against each other.
I'm not talking about the bargain bin i3s of course. I mean the uncrippled, full versions with actual performance in addition to standard features like complete virtualization and AES-NI.
Competition from older lines is hardly an issue when you have stopped producing that older line. Inventory will sell out and then that's that.
Do most people on here talk like they're 20 with zero experience outside of small Linux start-ups, if that?
Seriously, major changes for AMD have been put into motion and this apocalyptic attitude is truly sad, mainly from people who don't care about AMD in the first place and then added on by die hard AMD CPU fans who think AMD is ending their Desktop lines.
ARM isn't replacing Vishera/Steamroller, blah, blah blah. Having a hybrid solution for HSA computing that allows systems to run on extremely low power set ups while not doing heavy lifting is a sign of intelligence by designers at AMD.