Intel has no need to lower CPU prices short term because they have huge fanbase that will buy Intel even if AMD is better on everything and cheaper. Same applies to another 5 digit company starting with A. No matter if competitors offer better products cheaper, fanboys will still buy *****.
Better to say that Zen will offer excellent price/performance ratio and so great alternative to Intel CPU's.
I wasn't mentioning that possibility, since the OP is going for a 100$ CPU and i hardly believe he would go for a Zen.
The SR3 could be a good and affortable choice, but exact specs are unknown yet and it's set to hit the market on March... the SR5 would already be double the price of the I3-6100 (not saying it's not worth).
Sure, if he was planning to go for an i7 5960X, waiting till January for the SR7 and saving 500$ was totally another thing and sure, it seems like Zen will have excellent price/performance ratios.
Maybe it's true that Intel won't lower their prices, but there is a fair chance that if AMD will uphold the expectations they'll be obliged to.
OT: I think Apple has an easier game at competitions than Intel or NVIDIA, because hardware is easier to compare, whilst customers can be fooled way easier if you change also the look and the OS of the product, because not every customer can appreciate what's "inside the box"
However, returning to the topic, everything will be easier if we know what games are you talking about
Edited by donisonleague, 29 November 2016 - 05:21 PM.