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Intel and possibly AMD are lowering processor prices

Intel and possibly AMD are lowering processor prices

Announced last week and now the time has come. As of today, Intel is reducing processor prices by up to 24%, thus indirectly preparing the launch of the P4 3.06GHz. It will certainly be a few days before the price reductions take effect in retail.

Chip new price in US $ Price reduction Pentium 4 3.06 GHz 637 - 2.80 GHz 401 -21% 2.66 GHz 305 -24% 2.60 GHz 305 -24% 2.53 GHz 193 -20% 2.40 GHz 163 -15% 2.20 GHz 163 -15% Celeron 2.20 GHz 103 - 2.10 GHz 89 - 2.00 GHz 83 20% 1.80 GHz 69 18% 1.70 GHz 54 23% 1.40 GHz 54 - 1.30 GHz 54 -

And if you believe the rumored large kitchen The Inquirer, AMD will also counter this with massive price reductions in the foreseeable future. The amazing thing here seems to be that if the prices turn out to be truthful, the new prices will be linked to Intel's Celeron. Does the CPU, which we have declared to be quite lame, ultimately appear to be such a big competitor in the OEM sector? It should be tempting for a system integrator to install a 2GHz Celeron CPU for just under $ 100 and thus undercut the 'competing system' with the Athlon XP 2000+ by just under $ 55. Very few buyers are likely to be aware that the processor only achieves a fraction of the performance of AMD in practice. However, the price reduction could also prepare the introduction of the Clawhammer in order to be able to market the Athlon XP as a low-cost CPU and sell the hammer as a high-end processor.

Chip new price in US $ Intel Celeron Athlon XP Athlon XP 1700+ boxed $ 61 Celeron 1.7GHz, boxed, $ 54Athlon XP 1700+ tray $ 55 Athlon XP 1800+ boxed $ 78 Celeron 1.8GHz, boxed, $ 69 Athlon XP 1800+ tray $ 72 Athlon XP 1900+ tray $ 80 Athlon XP 2000+ boxed $ 93 Celeron 2.0GHz, boxed, $ 83 Athlon XP 2000+ tray $ 88 Athlon XP 2100+ tray $ 99 Athlon XP 2200+ tray $ 161 Duron 1.2 GHz $ 39 - 1.3 GHz $ 41 -

However, when and whether this price reduction will come into effect at all is up to now not known.