I've been predicting an all-out CPU price war for a while now, since AMD can't beat Intel on outright performance any longer. It could get brutal.
So the key question is: who makes processors cheaper? That's the subject of this story at CNET by Michael Kanellos. Claims by both AMD and Intel sound great, but they're hard to evaluate. This article takes a stab at sorting through them:
The exact yields are also shrouded in mystery, but both Intel's Bryant and AMD's Sanders are arguably right on this issue. Because its wafers are larger, Intel can probably yield 50 percent more chips per wafer as Bryant said. But in terms of percentage, the companies are likely close, as Sanders said.Tricky, no?