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Pentium 4 with FSB 533 MHz in the test: Intel sets new standards

Pentium 4 with FSB 533 MHz in the test: Intel sets new standards

Table of contents
  1. 1 Foreword
  2. 2 Technology
  3. 3 Bandwidth
  4. 4 Power consumption
  5. 5 Requirements
  6. Overclocking
  7. 6 Test system
  8. Benchmarks
    1. 7 Boottime
    2. Sandra 2002
    3. 8 PCMark 2002
    4. 3DMark 2001SE
    5. 9 GLMark
    6. 10 Quake 3 Arena
    7. 11 Sysmark 2002
    8. 12 Seti @ Home
    9. WinACE
    10. 13 FlaskMPEG
    11. Lame
    12. 14 Cinema 4D
    13. 15 ViewPref
    14. 16 Lightwave
  9. 17 Pricing
  10. 18 Conclusion

Pricing

As we can see, the performance of the new Pentium 4 processors can be quite convincing, but what about the prices for the new bolides? As always, the new top models line up at the top of the price pyramid. When purchasing 1,000 pieces, the 2.53 GHz Pentium is more than 70 US dollars more expensive than the 2.4 GHz model at 637 US dollars. The fastest Athlon XP 2100+, on the other hand, is already available for a major customer for 330 US dollars. In the following a small comparison of the wholesale prices.

Prices for the purchase of 1000 pieces
Intel Pentium 4 price AMD Athlon XP price 2533/533 MHz (Northwood) $ 637 2400/533 MHz (Northwood) $ 637 2400/400 MHz (Northwood) $ 562 2260/533 MHz (Northwood) $ 423 2200/400 MHz (Northwood) $ 423 1733 MHz (2100+) $ 330 2000A/400 MHz(Northwood) $ 284 1666 MHz (2000+) $ 280 1900/400 MHz (Willamette) $ 225 1600 MHz (1900+) $ 220 1800/400 MHz (Willamette) $ 193 1533 MHz (1800+) $ 180 1700/400 MHz (Willamette) $ 163 1466 MHz (1700+) $ 157

As we can see, the Athlon XP 2100+ is in the Purchase prices between the 2.0 and 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 processors. In terms of performance, however, it can keep up well with the 2.2 GHz and sometimes even the 2.4 GHz model. A slight shift in favor of AMD can already be seen in purchase prices, while the difference in end customer prices in favor of AMD is even more pronounced. AMD processors, for example, are often sold below list prices, whereas the shops of Intel's processors generally charge significantly more. An interesting development, but one for which the specialist dealers are responsible. Obviously, you can simply ask more from Pentium 4 buyers. Below is a small price comparison between retail and list prices.

Retail prices of the processors
Intel Pentium 4 price AMD Athlon XP price 2533/533 MHz (Northwood) approx. € 850 2400/533 MHz (Northwood) € 770 2400/400 MHz (Northwood) € 770 2260/533 MHz (Northwood) € 570 2200/400 MHz (Northwood) € 570 1733 MHz (2100+) € 320 2000A/400 MHz (Northwood) € 400 1666 MHz (2000+) € 250 1900/400 MHz (Willamette) € 300 1600 MHz (1900+) € 190 1800/400 MHz (Willamette) € 250 1533 MHz (1800+) € 150 1700/400 MHz (Willamette ) € 210 1466 MHz (1700+) € 143

Incidentally, the next effective price reduction from Intel is planned for May 26, 2002, as a result of which, for example, the 2.2 GHz Pentium 4 only $ 241 left at thePurchase of 1000 pieces will cost. This corresponds to a price reduction of no less than 43 percent, which the dealers also pass on to the end customer to a limited extent. Whether and when AMD will next lower its prices is not yet known at this point in time, but it can be assumed that, together with the introduction of the Thoroughbred, prices for the older models will drop.

On the next page: Conclusion