They haven't told me yet ;-)))
When the Opteron appears, they will drop the prices, be sure! Of course, the prices for the low-end CPU (like Durons). The OPteron will be the most expensive Desktop CPU when it appears.
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Currently, AMD prices are selling well below their MSRP, and while AMD could lower the price by a large ammount, I think they're waiting for their next CPU before they drop the prices. When they're not selling as many CPUs as they would like, it's best to get what you can for them.
I still think that AMD should have retained higher prices. Then they could be reducing their prices right now and making people happy. Heh heh. And they'd have probably made more money. (No guarantees though.)
Oh well. They sure can't raise their prices now. Not without a reasonable performance gain at least...