Intel to Cut P4 Prices

Intel is expected to cut prices of its most recent processors, by up to 15%, over the weekend.
The trend with Intel is to introduce new processors in January and to reduce prices by the end of the same month. A similar move is expected in April, when the new line of processors is expected.

The introduction of the Northwood core for the Pentium 4's means that the new .13 design allows for a reduction in "wafer costs" and leads to great pricing flexibility.
The 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 is currently priced at US$562 for 1,000 pieces but experts expect the price to be just under US$500 come Monday.

Such a reduction, obviously, means that prices for the 2, 1.9 and 1.8 GHz Pentium 4's will also be reduced. Prices for these processors are currently listed by Intel as being US$342, US$273 and US$225 respectively. If the keep a symmetry to their reductions the new prices will be about 15% down.

The trend has been set, fierce competition dictates prices now and Intel seem to be, gradually, responding. The .13 micron design, guarantees that more price cuts are possible.

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Intel to Cut P4 Prices

lol, intel chips are cheaper than their AMD counterparts! Goto [url removed] (site of my local dealer here in ontario) and select 'Parts' from the menu on the left, then select 'CPU' from the new menu at the top. See for yourself! Athlon XP 1900 which runs at 1600 Mhz is 439.99 cdn dollars, whereas the P4 1.6 Ghz is only 319.99. So, now that AMD is losing their main advantage, I am wondering how they will hold up this year.

Intel to Cut P4 Prices

u f**khead MJthe athlon XP 1900 is equivilent to pentium4 1900 . not a p4 1600dumarse!(actually it is better when u put em 2 da test)MAIN ADVANTAGE!!im sorry. that was "power" last time i checked. price is their minor advantage. intel sucks. they are old players. make way for the new and improved. AMD rocks

Intel to Cut P4 Prices

The issue is not the money it is the better processor. AMD Forever, for me. Just the other day i skipped a P4 across a pond cause i know it is crap. I wonder why my AMD 1.0GHz on a benchmark prog. beat the intel P4 1.5 processor. It really shows the crappyness of the intel.

Intel to Cut P4 Prices

who cares: The price of AMD XP chips is higher than P4 chips at the same speed. Also, the second point of your comment is moot. I administrate a network of 35 pcs. If I upgrade the processor, I upgrade the motherboard because by the time the processor needs an upgrade, the motherboard is outdated. If you are upgrading more frequently than this, you may want to consider if it is really worth it by comparing cost to performace.fileplanetsuxors: one last comment, please do not be a troll, try actually making a comment instead of just saying 'AMD ROKS!'. I have seen many tests by many business consultants, and they all come up with different results. Try finding the article they posted on megagames about the comparison of amd chips to intel chips with windows XP. Follow the link in the download part and find the actual result numbers. I guarentee that no one will get the same numbers using 3DMark 2001 ( I tried with a P41.5 an amd 1300 and an amd 1400. They all scored lower on the program than the lowest score they had recorded. Maybe they should post some screenshots for verification?)

Intel to Cut P4 Prices

Windows XP is not the best OS to use for tests. Most people use windows 98 over XP for those tests. And if you can find one for linux i think that would be more accurate, because Linux recycles its ram causing your computer to always run smoothly. I just remember one of my scores from CPUMark and that was 96.5 according to the CPUMark scale.

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