Intel is reducing server chip pricing in attempt to stem the AMD tide
According to DigiTimes, Intel has pivoted on its server strategy to fight a supply-constrained AMD, and is now offering more competitive pricing on its server processors. While some reports point toward a relative normalization of AMD's CPU supply, AMD has two distinct disadvantages compared to Intel: It has fewer revenue sources than its much bigger CPU rival, and it doesn't own the factories that produce its market-turning Zen chips. In other words, Intel pulls a lot more levers to increase demand and attract would-be AMD clients back into the Intel fold. AMD has been making steady strides in server market penetration, indicating that demand is strong for its chips. Unserved demand means that companies looking to invest in their server infrastructure or who aim to deploy AMD chips in any major way sometimes can't wait for the chips to become available. Intel is reportedly making it more attractive for those companies to go back to the Intel fold or to skip AMD in the first place. Changing up your whole server infrastructure from Intel to AMD or vice-versa usually brings more headaches than simply upgrading through the same manufacturers' product stack.