AMD heeft de Athlon 700 vandaag officieel ge´ntroduceerd. Tegelijkertijd heeft het de prijzen van de Athlon lijn verder verlaagd, zo bericht The Register:
AMD introduced its 700MHz Athlon processor today, as expected, and quietly trashed the big surprise Chipzilla was hoping for with the introduction of its Coppermine PIII chips by cutting prices on others in the range.
And AMD scored a further feather in its anti-Intel cap, as chipset company SiS has just announced it will support Athlon processors too.
The top of the range Pentium III killer, the 700MHz Athlon, costs $666 in quantity. The 650MHz part now costs $510, the 600MHz part $406, the 550MHz Athlon $269 and the 500MHz Athlon price remains the same.
AMD is expected to follow its scaleability curve soon with an 800MHz processor, coming very soon.