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Intel scrambles, emails tech media over Ryzen reviews

Intel is contacting tech media, sending a 'call us before you write' email to Ryzen reviewers
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Feb 26, 2017 7:06 pm
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Intel is scrambling in what seems like a feverish emergency over AMD's new Ryzen processors, with Microcenter dropping Core CPU prices like crazy - and now, Intel is sending tech media emails saying "call us before you write" your Ryzen review. This is what happens when AMD launches their new Ryzen 7 1800X processor priced at $499, offering performance that rivals Intel's current $1000+ processor.

 

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Charlie Demerjian, Semi Accurate founder and super-awesome comic book collector said: "Intel PR sent out a last-minute "call us before you write" email to most of the press, but not SemiAccurate, after hours last night. You could infer that they are suddenly really worried about something".

 

This isn't too far out of the norm for one company to email reviewers over their competitors' impending launch, but Intel seemed unstoppable... until Ryzen. Now, there are other reports that Intel will simply throw down more money than AMD can handle to fight Ryzen, and what I want to know now is - will Intel continue with its tease of AMD Radeon graphics inside of their CPUs? Now that Ryzen is a massive threat to their CPU monopoly, I think plans are going to change in a big way over the coming months.

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