Within the desktop CPU market, the HEDT segment (which targets enthusiasts, overclockers, high-end gamers, and professional workstations) offers the ability for chipmakers and their partners to increase profitability by offering premium products at very-high prices. A new analysis report from HWinsights has determined that in terms of product differentiation, a unique feature set is the primary factor chipmakers need to prioritize to maximize profitably. The report also finds that increasing clock-frequency has a minimal impact on overcoming price-sensitivity among enthusiast buyers.
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