AMD is voorlopig niet van plan de prijzen van de Athlon omlaag te gooien, nu Intel de prijs van z'n PIII-600 naar beneden heeft bijgesteld. Hier heb je de details van The Register:
A senior executive at AMD Europe said today that speculation Intel is cutting its prices would not alter its position its Athlon K7 pricing.
[...] Robert Stead, European marketing director at AMD, said: "Our position is we will offer a good product at a fair price. A fair price is determined by infrastructure costs and the competitive position."
But, he added: "Clearly we need to run a business and have customers."
But Joe D'Elia, senior microprocessor analyst at Dataquest Europe, said: "Certainly, if I were Intel, I wouldn't take prices down proactively but wait to see what the position on the Athlon is.
"Intel might want to do that anyway if its Pentium III yields are ahead of what it thought it could do."