Intel and AMD Cut Prices

As is usually the case around this time of the year, the two main processor rivals have announced their first waves of price cuts.
Intel announced on Sunday a series of price cuts on their processor range, in order to prepare the market for their upcoming chips.
The, in some cases dramatic, cuts covered the whole Intel product line from desktop P4 and P3's to mobile chips and peaked at 32 percent.
So the 2.2GHz Pentium 4 received a price cut of 25 percent, reaching from $562 to $423, while the 2GHz Pentium 4's price was cut by 22 percent, dropping from $364 to $284. The 1.2GHz desktop Pentium 3's price was reduced from $241 to $163, a 32 percent drop.

For the notebook chips Intel reduced the 866MHz and 850MHz low voltage Pentium III's by 24 percent to $241 each, while the 800MHz chips price was cut by 18 percent to $198. Intel's Celeron range also received price cuts.

But that's not all, many analysts predict that in the coming weeks Intel will further reduce prices. All of these moves are preparing the field for the new Pentium 4 core which Intel is about to introduce on May 6th. On the same day Intel will also introduce the 850(e)chipset for high end desktops. The main and most attractive feature of the 850(e)is the 533MHz system bus, a giant leap from the current 400MHz system bus of Pentium 4's today.

As is usually the case AMD have also announced price cuts.
AMD's cuts will ready consumers for their new Athlon XP, codenamed Thoroughbred. The new chip will be made using the .13 manufacturing process which allows for greater speed and more economic production. The price list was released by AMD and involves prices for quantities of 1000 units:

AMD Athlon XP Processor
2100+ $330
2000+ $280
1900+ $220
1800+ $180
1700+ $157
1600+ $130
AMD Athlon MP Processor
2000+ $299
1900+ $242
1800+ $218
1600+ $183
Mobile AMD Athlon 4 Processor
1600+ $380
1500+ $250
1.2GHz $190
1.1GHz $175
1GHz $150
Mobile AMD Duron Processor
1.2GHz $160
1.1GHz $130
1GHz $100
950MHz $90
AMD Duron Processor for Desktop
1.3.GHz $84
1.2GHz $79
1.1GHz $69
1.0GHz $64

So yet again prices will drop but the Intel-AMD price ratio is expected to stay unchanged.

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Comments

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

A buddy of mine told me last month Intel was cutting the P4 price in half - let's see if it meets that. As far as memory - the price kept dropping and dropping until the stockpiles were sold. Now, the price is where it should be (unfortunately).

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Guys, AMDs CEASE TO FUNCTION PERMANENTLY if so much as a floppy cable gets stuck in the fan. P4s dont even need a reboot upon overheating,they just slow themselves down. Isnt your hard earned money wasted on a cpu that is so flimsy and cheap it wont last a hot summer??

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Anonymous...you're so stupid....Have you heard that the Athlon XP processors have solved that problem...I think you didn't heard..HEHEHE sucker!!!BTW...if the fan fails, then the sensor of the MB has enugh time to respond and to stop the CPU in time(it has happend to me, on a Duron, and everything was OK)...so stop speaking if you don't know what you say!!!!!HEY ME guy...wait for the AMD SledgeHammer or ClawHammer and then talk!!!

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

I just forget to say that wat was I speaking about the Athlon XP, was if you remove the cooler and the heatsink, the CPU will not fry; but on a Duron it thing happens then......you can bake your bread on it..:))...

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

YOU are MORON dood. Try removing your Heatsink and tell me what happens. I DARE YOU!!Go check Tomshardware to see whos right, me or this "god" complex havin mofo.NEW motherboards are coming out that SUPPOSEDLY prevent the meltdown in time, but NO RETAIL VERSIONS EXIST YET.DUM A$$!! LMAO!!!

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

There is DOCUMENTED VIDEO of this occurrence at Tomshardware.By the way, the ONLY reason AMD even bothered to try and fix the problem was BECAUSE Toms posted that video of the meltdown. Researchers from Toms were invited to witness the "new" thermal solution AMD came up with that MOTHERBOARD MAKERS need to integrate. (If they want them not to kill AMDs.)

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Anonymous, let me tell you that on Tomshardware, the tests were made on ATHLON and DURON, but not an ATHLON XP..so shutup!!Btw, what is the posibility that the heatsink would fell off...??(0.05%)I would not try to remove the heatsink on my little Duron...:))Big question for all: WHY are the Intel fans so desperate????Chill out!!

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

I have a question for you Anonymous....Why the P4 needs a 350W(or 300W) power source to function??? As i remember it works on a lower voltage(1.5W) than the Athlon Processor(1.75W)....I have at home a Duron@1000(Core Morgan that runs at 1,75V), and a Tb 1133, both using 235W power sources...(2HDD's, CD-RW, CD-ROM, 2 big FANS) and there is no problem with the CPU...I have even seen a Duron@900 an a 200W powersource working just fine...so.....I would like to see a P4 on a 235W powersource....

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Test orignally conducted on Athlons, true. One of which was an MP version. (supposedly cooler, and it uses THE SAME THERMAL SOLUTION AS XP)Look it up next time before ya talk smack you dolt.I am not even a little desperate, I just hate to see people throw their money in the trash. Oh Ya, and if you ever had the balls to tell me to shut up in person, I would gladly feed you your AMD you weak little d**khead. :)

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

I hate to say it,but Anonymous is right.I went and checked for myself.Apparently all current AMDs use a thermal diode to protect the processor,and it doesnt react fast enough to stop the CPU from frying.The motherboard makers take the CPUs temperature from their own thermal diode on the mainboard instead of the diode on the CPU.Just dont get so wound up Anonymous, its only a chat after all.

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Oky Anonymus, I've wanted to test if what I was taking about is true. So...I've went to a frient who works at a PC service, and we tried to see what happens if the heatsink is removed from a ATHLON XP 1800+. And I hope that you'll be happy...the CPU, noooo(not what you had in mind :) ), didn't burned out, but just stopped. It was an a MSI MB...I don't have a clue wat exacly was, but if you really want to know, I can find out(btw: it wasn't such a new MB). So it seems that the ATHLON XP can resist a heatsink failure.:), but as I said..what are the odds for such a thing to happen.I SAID THAT I WILL NOT REMOVE THE HEATSINK FROM THE DURON cos I know that this proc will go kaboom..:PHEY, you haven't said nothing about my second post..:)Now, you said: "I just hate to see people throw their money in the trash", yhea you're right, when buying a Intel proc..hehe(I had to say that..) :)."I am not even a little desperate", really??? I don't think so...why are you allways swaring an every phrase you write? ==> desperate.Halcyon said: "Just dont get so wound up Anonymous, its only a chat after all. ", not for everybody.

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

I've noticed something interesting on every forum that I've seen; every time when someone says something about Intel or AMD, that topic will go boom with replys, pro/against Intel or AMD, that are 100% OFF-TOPIC. So this Intel/AMD war is universal..:))And everyone trys to say that the their proc is better than the other, and this won't stop until something extremly bad would happen..like AMD/Intel would buy Intel/AMD; and let's say that Intel buys AMD, then let's see you Intel fans how you will admire a new Intel proc, but not on your PC, but in the shops window..hehe, and you'll remember the days when fighting on a forum and hoping that Intel would buy AMD.I HOPE THAT I'LL NEVER SEE THAT DAY!!!!!

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Very true, GodHammer :)It's just good that both of 'em still live, that way the prices go way lower then usual :)If they merge... Then the prices won't lower due to rivalty... And that'd be bad for all of us... Let them do what they want, and live with it :) (As long as they don't buy up eachother that is :P :)

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Look Dorkhammer I started cussin at you cuz you insulted ME, I could not care less what your moronic opinion is. You cannot even speak or write intelligently or legibly, so why would anyone think you are smart??BTW.Anyone who believes he really removed an AMD heatsink and it survived should get thier head examined. WHAT AN ABSOLUTE LIAR!! You seriously lost any credibilty you might have once had with that COMPLETE BS. You may as well change your nickname after that CRAP..

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

Everyone just forget all about the hundreds of researchers who work at Toms Hardware who TESTED AND REPORTED ON this subject and lets all just listen to some 13 year old on his mommys computer!! Right?? How gullable do you think the WORLD is you ignorant FUK??

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

One more thing. All energy is dissipated as heat. (something Im sure they will teach you about in school someday) Therefore: A fan falling off is NOT the only way AMDs burn up. A stopped or malfunctioning fan can destroy an AMD just as easily as a hot video card can kill one.

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

"Mr." Anonymous....First of all:1. I have some problems with english, cos it isn't my favorite language!!!2. I don't care if you DON'T believe me...... I REALLY DON'T CARE, as long as I've seen it with my own eyes.3. I've seen more fan failures then you will see in your entire life; and the procs were OK afterwords(only for 2 extremly overclocked Durons), cos the MB has more than enugf time to stop the CPU. :p(in the country where I live, noone buys a CPU fan+heatsink that is more expensive than 5$), so a fan failure is something normal around here. I'm going around 2-3 times/month to someone that had a fan failure.4. "13 year old on his mommys computer", I think that is YOU!!!!

Intel and AMD Cut Prices

And last, but not the least:"All energy is dissipated as heat" that's 100% true, and that's why the heatsink exists.If a fan failure ocurrs than the heatsink will heatup to a certain point slowly(maybe you'll learn why, or if you're smart....neeee....you can figureout why), and therefore any MB can stop in time the CPU from burning.

Add new comment