Rather than continue hammering on AMD while they're down, Intel is apparently taking AMD's troubles as a little break of their own, delaying the launch of three 45nm quad-core Core 2 processors (Yorkfields) until Feb. or March, depending on AMD's release schedule for its upcoming tri-core and Phenom processors. This kind of reminds us of when Toyota wanted to raise its own prices to help out GM and Ford, which makes us sad. We prefer the far bloodier and more competitive processor wars of a couple years ago. [Digitimes via Inquirer]
Makes sense though. Phenom isn't even competitive with the current 60nm Intel chips.
This way they get to continue to charge full price for their backstock of older Core2's.
AMD haters rejoice! No competition = higher prices and less innovation!