Price drop at AMD towards the end of January
While the price reduction of the Intel Pentium 4 processors on January 27th has been known for a long time, the first facts about a price reduction for AMD processors have now become known. This should also take place on January 27th or 28th, 2002 and is quite clear at more than 20 percent.
The following prices apply to orders of 1000 pieces and should be valid from January 28th
The Athlon XP 'in a box' are on average 10 US dollars higher than the normal versions, but come with a fan and a three-year warranty. As you can see from the prices, an Athlon XP or Duron processor is basically cheaper than a Pentium 4 or a Celeron with comparable performance. This is particularly noticeable with the Duron. If you currently get a Celeron with the same clock frequency for the same money, you would get a higher clocked Duron after the price reduction on January 28th - if you buy 1000 pieces,understood. How the new prices will ultimately affect retailers will certainly become apparent towards the end of the month.