“the prices have been slower to fall, but we’d highly recommend that you keep an eye on the following pages, if you are looking for a good deal this week. So far, at Micro Center we’ve seen the beefy six-core Intel Core i7-6850K (3.60GHz) drop from $700 to $550, and the i7-6800K (3.40GHz) drop down to $360, from $500.”
See Intel Reacts To AMD Ryzen Apparently Cutting Prices On Core i7 And i5 ProcessorsIf, last week, a CPU was worth $700 and this week the same CPU is worth $550, was there a time-warp? Did you fall into a black hole? Nope. There was just a monopoly responding to a new product on the market hoping to stifle competition. That’s been going on for decades and it has to stop.
You can stop it. Stop buying Intel. Better yet, don’t buy AMD either. Buy ARM, the processor that has multiple sources of production at competitive prices all year long. No need for a time-warp to get that for which you pay.
Further, notice that 0.2gHz more Hertz on the clock cost a bundle, $200 last week, and $190 this week. Don’t buy that either, if you must buy Intel. It’s a ripoff. Instead, get ARM where you can have a smaller, cooler, slower chip work full time instead of just at the time of sale. If you can’t find a product using ARM that fits your needs, demand it. If you demand it they will make it.