Intel/AMD Pricing War Imminent? 11th Gen Core i7 (8C/16T) to Undercut Ryzen 7 5800X by $100, Rumors Claim

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According to rumors shared by leaker OneRaichu, Intel is gearing up for a pricing war with AMD due to the inadequacy of its upcoming Rocket Lake-S (14 nm) generation, which will presumably struggle to match the Zen 3 (7 nm) architecture in terms of performance. The company plans to offer its 11th Gen Core processors at lower prices to stymie the flood of enthusiasts who are flocking to red team.

The tweet claims that Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7 processors will echo AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X with 8 cores and 16 threads, but unlike red team’s option, which costs $449, Intel will be pricing them much lower – as cheap as $349.

That’s a $100 difference. While the savings may not be enough to sway enthusiasts who are keenly aware of the performance gap, they could be pretty tantalizing for the average consumer.

OneRaichu goes on to suggest that 11th Gen Core i5 processors (6C/12T) will be sold for less than $300. That makes sense if a pricing war is truly brewing, as AMD’s Zen 3 counterpart – the Ryzen 5 5600X – costs $299.

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