hjs bracht het nieuwtje dat AMD haar Athlon prijzen weer eens flink naar beneden gooit. Vooral de 700MHz versie zal zo'n 18% goedkoper worden. Deze prijsdaling is natuurlijk het gevolg van de introductie van de Intel Coppermine van gisteren.
AMD's largest price reduction came on the 700MHz Athlon chip, whose price was slashed by 18 percent from $849 to $699. AMD's 650MHz Athlon was reduced from $615 to $519, a 16 percent price cut, company officials said.
Smaller cuts were made on Athlon 600MHz and 550MHz chips. The Athlon 600 fell from $449 to $419, a 7 percent reduction. The Athlon 550 chip was cut by 8 percent from $304 to $279. AMD held the price of the 500MHz Athlon steady at $209. These prices are for smaller quantities of 1,000 units or more, the officials said. [break]Intel gaat ook met de prijzen stunten, de 'gewone' P3's gaan ook omlaag:[/break] Intel's latest Pentium IIIs, code-named Coppermine, are based on a 0.18 micron manufacturing process. To make way for those chips, Intel cut prices on existing Pentium IIIs, which are based on a 0.25 micron manufacturing process. Among those price cuts, the largest was on the 600MHz Pentium III chip, which was reduced by 24 percent, from $615 to $465. The 550MHz Pentium III chip fell from $423 to $348, an 18 percent drop. Intel's 533MHz Pentium III was lowered by 14 percent from $369 to $316.
Intel's 500MHz and 450MHz Pentium III chips were reduced by 9 percent and 6 percent to $229 and $173, respectively.
Intel also reduced the prices of its 450MHz Pentium II desktop by $10 to $173, a 6 percent drop. Desktop Celeron chip prices were reduced by between 5 and 8 percent. The largest cut came on its 433MHz Celeron chip, which was reduced by $6 to $73, an 8 percent cut. [break]Maar: de Athlon blijft onder de prijs van een gelijk geklokte P3:[/break] By way of comparison, the new $699 price of the 700MHz Athlon makes that chip $55 cheaper than Intel's 700MHz Pentium III, which is priced at $754. The 650MHz Athlon, with its $519 price, is $64 cheaper than Intel's $583 650MHz Pentium III chip.