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AMD to Follow Intel with Price Cuts Next Week

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October 22, 2003 10:59:40 PM

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October 23, 2003 3:32:19 AM

Well, it's only for the XPs, and only once more another way to screw their profits. "sigh". It's great for the consumer, it's bad for them.

Intel OTOH is positioning the 2.8 and 3.06GHZ at very attractive prices. Also, I was wrong thinking the price drop on the 3.2 was done. It's going to. Although I don't know which sites to trust, the ones who show the 3200+ A64 losing mostly or winning mostly to the 3.2C?
I'd like to see some AMD64 optimized apps soon with the extra registers used.

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October 23, 2003 6:46:15 AM

But it does follow a sort of logic. With the 64 3200+ out performing the xp 3200+ with a few exceptions it doesn't make sense for them to be the same price. People who know about computers, or those like some of my friends who don't but are smart enough to ask those that do, will buy the 64s instead leaving them with a stock of the xps. Lowering the price of the xps means they can keep moving them, but if they do that then they have to lower the price of the 3000 and 2800 as well. In some ways it's the sidewalk sale mentality. It makes us no money to have the stuff sitting on our shelves, so we might as well sell it for something and get some money out of it. If AMD is serious about completely switching over to the new chips over the course of next year it would not surprise me to see the xps keep dropping in price make way for the new ones.

P.S. I don't think "It's going to." is a very good sentence. :wink:
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