The price war between the two eternal competitors Intel and AMD is entering the next round. Last Friday, the processor manufacturer of the Athlon significantly lowered the prices for desktop and mobile processors. With up to 20% the price reduction is quite significant.
The following prices apply to orders of 1000 pieces since July 26, 2002.
Above all, the Athlon XP 2100+ with Palomino core is being downgraded to a mass product due to the drastic price reduction. The price of the fast Athlon with Thoroughbred core, the XP2200 +, remains almost unchanged.
All in all, the price reductions are all well and good, but Intel will soon follow suit with new prices and new processors.