William Henning van CPU Review heeft z'n Athlon vs PIII price comparison van een update voorzien. De Athlon prijzen zijn afgelopen week omlaag gegaan en vooral het 600MHz model is nu beduidend goedkoper dan z'n PIII tegenhanger:
Biggest drop was on the K7 600Mhz; followed by the K7 550Mhz and the K7 500Mhz. Pentium 3 prices dropped by 3% at 600Mhz, 6% at 550Mhz, and actually rose by almost 2% at 500Mhz. [break] Dankzij deze prijsverlaging is een Athlon-600 + moederbord nu goedkoper dan een PIII-600/mobo combo! [/break] AMD is sitting pretty. Looking at the current pricing suggests that AMD is now trying to take the high-end single processor market away from Intel; they are no longer content. trying to sell their chips for about the same dollars as Intel; establishing price parity with the Pentium 3 while offering better performance at the same clock rate appears to no longer be the policy; beating Intel on price AND performance is the name of the new game.
It still looks like we will still be paying a bit more for an Athlon based system than for an equivalent clock speed Pentium 3 at 500Mhz and 550Mhz - but as motherboard manufacturers ramp up production and lower prices on their motherboards (which has started to come into play) that will no longer be the case.