Jeremy van AGN 3D heeft een interview gepost met een ventje van AMD, waarin een eind weggebabbeld wordt over de Athlon. Hier bijv. een vraag over de nogal hoge prijs van Athlon moederplanken:
. Speaking of love for Intel... The price of the processors are actually quite impressive, truly lower then Intel's prices for the same speed processors. But at the same time, the motherboards that are listed on Pricewatch and others are featuring rather massive priced motherboards that are over $200 for their price. This release of higher priced motherboards, evens out the price when compared to a processor and motherboard for Intel. Will this higher level of prices for motherboards with Athlon support be something that lasts, or do you think $125 motherboards will finally show up on the market over the next month or so?
I can't really offer a comment on specific pricing for motherboards since those products offered by other companies. They set their own prices and conduct their own business. Their boards are based off an AMD reference design, and we do work very closely with all of our infrastructure partners, so of course we are keenly aware of the issues surrounding their pricing. Any time a new platform is brought online, the pricing models are not based on sustained volume production. I wouldn't expect you will see the same pricing as time goes on, our partners ramp production on their Slot A motherboards and begin to engineer board designs of their own.