From a manufacturing point of view Intel has the upperhand, should it selected to apply it. Using a library of components constructed for business markets currently slated for re lease this yr as well as in 2018, those components could be effortlessly brought by the organization to buyers included in the the X299 system roll out. Pre-created, pre-developed and pre-validated, the Xeon family were currently being cannibalized for high-end buyer processors in prior generations, but Intel capped its migration to be able to preserve margins of the Xeon portfolio and the greater costs. Even a-T $1700 for the 1-0-core 6950X process-or, Intel was discounting significantly to the Xeon counter-part.
Similarly, its EPYC server product-line is being utilized by AMD for the Threadripper processors targeting the high end buyer industry. But, AMD doesn’t have large marketshare of work station or server clients to bother about cannibalization. To them, a sale is a sale, and any Ryzen or Threadripper or EPYC marketed is a noticeable difference to the company’s bottom line. No one would be surprised by it if AMD took an intense stance on pricing its several-core customer processors, enabling the buyer and work station markets to mix on top. Precedent has been has brought by gaining industry share over margins for AMD; that I think it continues with Threadripper and it began as the initiative.