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AMD & Intel cut prices again

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March 6, 2001 8:16:36 PM

Yup, don't know how many noticed, but it happened yesterday.

AMD updated their website to reflect price their new prices. Here's a sampler of some T-bird prices:
1.2GHz (266MHz FSB) $294
1.2GHz (200MHz FSB) $268
1.13GHz (266MHz FSB) $265
1.1GHz (200MHz FSB) $241
1.0GHz (266MHz FSB) $224
1.0GHz (200MHz FSB) $204

Intel hardly made a dent in their P4 prices (only the 1.4GHz Pentium 4 saw a cut of 4%). But here's what happened to their P3 prices:
1GHz dropped from $268 to $241 (-10%)
933MHz dropped from $241 to $225 (-7%)
800MHz dropped from $183 to $163 (-11%)

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March 6, 2001 8:22:11 PM

Hmm, www.pricewatch.com showing lower prices than you listed. maybe AMD prices are going up?
Anonymous
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March 6, 2001 10:12:20 PM

strange, very strange...

"akuna mutata" braza... :wink:
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March 6, 2001 11:43:00 PM

I believe you're seeing the difference between Retail-Box prices (announced) and OEM-part prices (on pricewatch)...
March 7, 2001 12:07:57 AM

Haha LION KING LOVER!!!!! Wait, how would I know this? uh......

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Anonymous
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March 7, 2001 12:30:42 AM

I am not a LION KING LOVER!!!!! I am a Pumba lover, da pig, da fat one, with akuna mutata attitude, eat and sleep that's what I prefer. Got that? Grezely101, hehe

"akuna mutata" braza... :wink:
Anonymous
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March 7, 2001 1:54:00 AM

Lets see butt-fugger, they announce a price cut, yet the price goes up? Why must you lie to everyone? You know why the prices on the AMD site are more than the pricewatch one, just like the time when you posted the price of a classic athlon compared to a P3.
March 7, 2001 8:40:12 PM

grezely101? Um, yeah.......

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Bill Gates, 1980s
March 8, 2001 5:32:51 AM

Prices are definitely coming down but what's up with the street prices for 266 mhz FSB Tbirds?

According to www.pricewatch.com, 3/8/2001

1.0ghz,OEM (266mhz FSB) - $209
1.13ghz,OEM (266mhz FSB) - $219
1.2ghz,OEM (266mhz FSB) - $232

1.0ghz,OEM (200mhz FSB) - $166
1.1ghz,OEM (200mhz FSB) - $191
1.2ghz,OEM (200mhz FSB) - $217

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by phsstpok on 03/08/01 02:35 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 8, 2001 7:52:39 PM

I'm not sure I see where you are coming from with that question. If it's that pricewatch's prices are much lower than AMD's new prices, I'm pretty sure that IntelConvert hit the nail on the head. He suggests that AMD prices are the list price for retail-boxed processors with full factory warranty, whereas pricewatch dealers sell OEM processors without any factory warranty!
Anonymous
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March 8, 2001 7:54:33 PM

Actually, I saw an excerpt from an interview with an AMD exec yesterday. He said that many of the OEM's have contracts that allow them to pay substantially below the published list price.
March 8, 2001 9:10:44 PM

Sorry, I should have elaborated earlier.

1). Prices are already way down on the street since AMD's announced price cuts and I like it!

2). The difference, from 1.0 ghz to 1.2 ghz, 266 mhz FSB processors is only $21, or about 10%. Where, on the otherhand, the differrence, from 1.0 ghz to 1.2 ghz, for 200 mhz FSB processors is $51, or about 31%. I thought this discrepency was rather strange. I, for one, would spend an extra 10% for 20% more power, in the case of the 266 FSB processors, but I would not spend 31% more money for the same 20% more power with the 200 FSB processors.

By the way, I know the difference between OEM and retail pricing, otherwise I would not have specified OEM parts. Thank you very much.
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