CPU Review heeft zijn Athlon vs Pentium III prijsvergelijking van een update voorzien. Nieuw zijn de prijzen van de Athlon op 650 en 700MHz. Verder zijn de snellere Athlons gewoon veel goedkoper dan de P3's. Het verschil is tot wel 115 dollar op 650MHz!
Intel has not responded enough to AMD's price challange. Look at the chart showing the falling prices over time; the Intel prices were the hardest hit. They will be hit harder yet; I don't think they can sustain their current price premium.
AMD is still sitting pretty. They have the hottest x86 chip, and they know it. Looking at the current pricing suggests that AMD is now trying to take the high-end single processor market away from Intel. Beating Intel on price AND performance is the name of the new game.
We are now paying LESS for an Athlon based system than for an equivalent clock speed Pentium 3.
All of the other components that go into building a PC would be the same in an Athlon or Pentium 3 based PC the only difference in price will be the cost of the motherboard and CPU.