JC heeft wat info over de prijzen van de AMD K7. Er gaan wat geruchten die zeggen dat de K7 op een prijs van 2000 dollar ge´ntroduceerd zal gaan worden, en da's uiteraard een beetje errug veel:
If there is a $2,000 K7 product, it will not be the 5xxMHz 512K 1/3x L2 version. I don't expect that version to be more expensive than $1,000, though I do expect it to be higher priced than the Pentium III at like clock. There is some exceptions that I can list: If the K7 performs optimally, as well as on paper and according to unfounded rumours (with K7-500 == P3-750), then AMD will be able to charge $2k, even for the 500MHz version. Otherwise (welcome to reality, where K7-500 == P3-700 only for specialized applications but K7 otherwise is only a couple clock bins higher in performance in most things), if the $2k rumour is true, it is referring to the "higher end" versions of the K7 (I use quotes because no matter which configuration the K7 is given, it will be a high end part). If there is no P3-600 this Summer but the K7's highest yield sees that clock, then such a K7 is permitted to be sold at so high a price. More likely is the possibility that AMD will sell a higher MHz L2 version of the K7 (if you recall, changing the MHz of off-die L2 barely affects performance in typical user areas, but can add droves of specish high-end server/workstation crunching power). So, a $2k K7 would be, let's guess, a 550MHz part with 550MHz external L2 cache (not sure whether it'd be 512K or 1MB, AMD has been more aggressive on pricing lately so this $2000 part may still be 512K).
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