Originally Posted by Rollo
Actually I think selling CPUs in a stale market is what got intel to do things like unlocked multipliers.
They have 80% of the market, do you think they actually were sitting around the R&D dept saying "Willikers guys! AMD is selling 20 of every 100 CPUs these days, we'd better follow suit on the unlocked multipler thing before they claim 21%!".
SB cpus are so much better than PhenomIIs they could have sold just as many with a locked multiplier.
Your numbers are all off but still you are right. That's exactly why Intel started offering unlocked multipliers.