Intel, which is one of the first manufacturers that come to mind especially when it comes to computer processors, is said to be planning to make a significant discount in the second half of 2020. Intel's move is thought to be competitive in its race with AMD.
Intel plans to announce a huge discount on its CPUs as it enters the second half of 2020, according to the news in DigiTimes . The reason Intel made such a move was shown to maintain market superiority against AMD's upcoming Zen 3 based CPUs.
Of course, this does not mean that all CPUs from Intel will get a price discount . In the content of the news, it is not clear whether Intel's all CPU segments or only one segment will have this discount. Intel has already made a discount for PC HEDT CPUs, as well as Xeon W, the 9th generation mainstream desktop processors, and the 2nd generation Xeon Scalable Family processors.
Intel vs. AMD
Intel's upcoming 10th generation processors will add some more cores to the chip and increase the clock speed a little more. Of course, these will also bring higher power consumption and higher temperatures. The company's 10th generation Comet Lake-S family chips are expected to hit the coming months.
While Comet Lake-S desktop CPUs are expected to debut at similar prices as their predecessors, Intel's financial strength is thought to be competitive in the desktop PC segment, with twice the price reduction .
Intel's CPUs are predicted to be built on the basis of new 400 series motherboards, including the flagship Z490 to support unlocked K-series SKUs on the LGA 1200 socket. In addition, as a second possibility, the new generation 14 nm Cooper Lake-SP and 10 nm Ice Lake-SP chips, which are thought to be released in the second half of 2020, are also considered to be discounted.
Looking at the AMD wing, it seems quite difficult for Intel to remain competitive only with the discounts it will make. AMD will announce the Ryzen and EPYC processors based on Zen 3 core architecture in the second half of 2020 . With the new architecture it will bring, the company will promise a significant IPC gain, higher clock speed and higher core count. All this and new features that have not yet appeared, and these features are expected to put great pressure on Intel.
AMD's Zen 2-based processors have managed to outperform Intel in the "do it yourself" market . Zen 3 is expected to achieve a similar success if Intel does not perform significant performance and efficiency upgrades.