AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Over the weekend, both Intel and AMD reduced the prices of their processors, paving the way for the arrival of their new chips. Intel cut the prices of all its desktop Pentium 4 processors by as much as 21 per cent while, AMD, just a day later, cut prices on selected Athlon XP's by as much as 32 per cent.

This price reduction is the first for the two processor competitors since the beginning of this year while, it has been even longer since the last price cuts. Both AMD and Intel have had, in the past, regular price cuts but a bad spell in the PC market has forced them to focus on means of increasing revenue. It is however, claimed by analysts that they have left the cuts late but are still within their usual target, ordinarily, they look at cutting prices about once per quarter and this is about that, said Dean McCarron, an analyst with Mercury Research.

Intel Cuts

Intel's cuts were made in order to prepare the market for the arrival of the 3.2 GHz Pentium 4, expected in Q2, 2003, while further cuts upon the introduction of the chip are also expected.
Intel begun the cuts in style by reducing the 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 price by 8 per cent, from USD 637 to USD 589. They also cut 6 per cent off the price of the 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 chip, from USD 401 to USD 375.

Intel also dropped the prices of their 2.4 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.53 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 2.66 GHz chips by 21 per cent each.

The 2.6 GHz and 2.66 GHz chips were reduced from USD 305 to USD 241, while the 2.5 GHz and 2.53 GHz chips went from USD 243 to USD 193 and the 2.4 GHz from USD 193 to USD 163.

AMD Cuts

AMD were not quite as sweeping in their price cuts but instead tried to make strategic reductions in order to match their rivals actions. The Athlon XP 3000+ and 2800+ chips remain at USD 588 and USD 375, respectively. The prices of several desktop Athlon XP processors however, were reduced. In this way AMD are trying to make their mid-range processors, the ones that make up the bulk of the sales, more attractive to consumers and system builders.

The Athlon XP 2700+ fell from USD 349 to USD 267, a drop of 23 per cent. AMD also cut the price of the Athlon XP 2600+ chip from USD 297 to USD241, a 19 per cent reduction. The Athlon XP 2400+ price dropped 27 per cent, from USD 193 to USD 141. While the XP 2200+ chip received the record cut for the quarter by being reduced by 32 per cent, from USD 157 to USD 107.

AMD's next chip, the Athlon XP 3200+, is expected near the end of Q2 of this year at which time the company is expected to introduce further price cuts.

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AMD Intel are Having a Sale

I Live in Texas and I am tired of all these friggin FUGLY WET BACKS! They don't speek engilish ,they steal ,they take away jobs from American's ,they Make realestate VALUES DROP when they move into a neighborhood ,or take over an area .They all Need to be shipped back to where they came from and if they don't like it SHOOT EM DEAD! .America needs to Build a great wall simular to China's .Around the border .Shoot who tries to cross it .Make it a bombing run for the Us Air force .

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

"WHAT HAPPEN TO CYRIX PROCESSOR?"Cyrix is still in the business. FYI, there owned by VIA. latest 1.4 ghz Processer runs ultra cool. There taking a totally different approach then AMD and Intel. They have low cost, low energy, Budget cpu's. There pretty good. I got one, Runs OC at 1.7ghz runs pretty cool. But L2 & L1 is only 64k, so you get alot of hangups and pauses

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Intels are still ridiculously expensive when compared to AMDs that usually run faster. I will continue to use AMDs stuff till Intel drops alot more.Wet Back is a deroagtory racial slur used to describe a Mexican person. Just like RED NECK is a derogatory term used to describe the ignorant individiual who left that comment. While the border is indeed out of control with illegal immigration at an all time high, (and encouraged by the Mexican govt)talking about killing people is beyond stupidty. Illegal aliens ARE deported you moron. Take your bloodthirst and hatred down to the bar and talk that load of shit.Perhaps you will meet some large Mexican gentleman who would like to discuss it with you. Or,you could just mouth off anonymously like the COWARD you are.Better yet,why dont you just go watch some wrestling or something and shut the fuk up? Youre makin the whole dam nation look bad...

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Well this disscussion sparked alot of ignorance for some reason. Why would AMD's be for people on welfare? when they are fast and cheap, but if im not mistaken the athlonXP 3000+ cost only 10 bucks less than the pentium4 3.06 on pricewatch. if anything i would say that celerons are for people on welfare. and why did that person suddenly start moaning about mexicans taking his job? what does AMD and INTEL have to do with that. all i gotta say is maybe you should move your ignorant ass away from texas.and there was a reason why they stopped making cyrix cpus, its because they sucked, once intel came out with the celeron, they had not chance since they were both budget chips and both low cost. and it became even harder to get them out once AMD launched the k7 a cpu more powerful than the best intel, and cost less than the celerons. that is why, plus what good is a slow, yet cool chip that is a waste of material? if they are going to take the time and effort to make a cpu they could at least put 256k of L1 and L2 on it. because unless you just want a box that runs cool and plays MP3's why dont you just spend the same 50 bucks on a duron, or celeron that you at least wont get as many hangups with.?

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

static your a retard.Cyrix processer beat Intel's all the way up to Pentium 2 500 mhz. The only reason why Cyrix lost its edge is because it relied on Socket 7 technology. It had to stop its processer devolopment and design its own socket. Then no one wanted to build the CyrixInstead Socket type, after all. Cyrix only had about 6% of the market at the time (1997-98). So it was hard to compete. At about that time IBM bought them out and sold them to Via.I think Via will make them strong one day. The Via-C3 1.1ghz is a really good, cheap board. One day Cyrix will be back. Its architecture efficiency makes AMD look wasteful

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

ya static, read up on Cyrix history. To say they sucked is wrong and flies in the face of the facts. The guy below is absolutely right, Cyrix was inline to beat Intel all the way until Intel made its boards incompatible with Cyrix processers, so Cyrix had to spend its money to get its own. Now with VIA behind it, theres no tellin what might become of them.Proud C3-II Owner. I dont even need a socket fan it runs so well. and for 50 bucks, ill take 1 ghz running @ 1.3ghz, ill take it anyday.Well. I dont see prices dropping?

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

well OK "Anonymous" (dont want even a fictitous name to slip out huh wimp?) and "slimshday"(yea thats original)if the cyrix is so not suck, then why did they stop? why was amd and intel able to go right to socketA and after?why did cyrix have to make their own socket? and why would ou wanta 1.3ghz when thats a thing of 2 years ago. if they come back, witha fast chip, good, i might buy one, but the old chips, the old company, sucked hence the reason they dDisappeared for 3 or 4 years or so. if you ask me or any other intellignet person, GREAT companys dont suck just like that, if they cant compete, ther is reason behind it. who cares how much of the market they had, they musta sucked if they only had 7%, and who cares about the pentium2 500 its like 4 cpu revolutions ago. and i dont know why you are bitching at me, i even said they couldnt compete, same thing you both admit.

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Hey retard staticpurge. Intel doesnt use Socket A. haha n00b.Oh and Cyrix couldnt devolop there own socket cause they simply didnt have 30 million to put into research. So they used the Socket 7 Industry standerd until that became obsolete.Ya and Now with Via, they are making really good chipsets and processers. Cyrix will be back, to own.

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

ah huah...the high end AMD's are evenly matched with intels pricing you know?Try an avoid throwing you verbal bull shit around in future take a lighter side on being opinionated. Not every thing is as bad as it seems. Also remember peeps what u read on the internet is 90%, sorry no it's 99.99999999995% Bull shit.

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

hey slimshday the n00b or what ever real n00bs say to sound like they arent new to the tech thing (how lame) i know intel NO LONGER uses socket A, but when cyrix went out they were, when the pentium III and Celeron were out so you can shut the hell up and go put your thug clothes on acting like your someone your not. and zorro, why are you laughing at fanboys when you are obviously a fanboy of intel? whats the point of buying a more costly, slower chip? im not saying AMD is always faster cheaper, but they do switch back and forth, no point paying more for something slower.

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Cyrix was way better than Intel back in the day. And with VIA behind em' Soon AMD can kiss its ass goodbye as a good rival. Give it 3 years before the VIA CR-122 comes out. Its so fast it doesnt even rate itself in Ghz!

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Ok the intel chip is costly and it f**king sucks, and the celron chip is nothing but a f**king door stop and for the cyrix chip a piece of shit amd makes better processors and for a cheaper price and they out perform inter any day

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

AMD are faster and that is a fact. But I think you should respect intel for reliability.P.S: Is it me or is every one on this site sexualy frustrated, try to talk with your mind's and not with your nut sack's.:oP

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

i would say that 3 years is a long time, alot can happen, and AMD is about to release their x86-64 which, if successful will turn the whole market towards them until Intel and all of your beloved cyrix can turn out something better.

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

For not along time ago i had an Athlon XP 1800+, then after a while i bought a P4 1.9. This CPU runs about 50% faster and better, AMD really suck bigtime, look at their cache and fsb and compare it with intels, tsk tsk... AMD is shit, and will allways be it.

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Creat0r your motherboard with that 1800+ you had must have sucked, or your ram was slow, or you didnt have the setting right, or software right, because in most all popular review sites the 1800+ out performed all intel 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0's and it is fact. just as the 2100+ out performed the intel 2.4. and you should keep in mind that the 1800+ ran at was only 1.533 so its really about 400mhz slower than the intel you have, and performs, faster. (except in your stupid case)

AMD Intel are Having a Sale

Intel does deserve my respect... of pissing in their mouth. Since they will take all the data off my computer if it crashes and looses its encrypted key to unlocking the programs that were running before it crashed

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