word floating around is sometime before January. Supposedly we were supposed to get 2000+ sometime in 2001, and then the 2100+ in early 2002.
Its getting pretty close to 2002 and I don't see 2000+ yet, hopefully there arnt any issues like when P3 reached 1.1 GHz and couldn't handle it........
eh it depends really. The prices just tend to drop on their own a little bit and then suddenly *poof* new CPU release.
I believe 1800+ got down to around $190 range from $240 before the 1900+ came out, now there hasn't been a new CPU out for awhile. Prices arn't changing much either, if 2000+ comes out soon it'll probably be around $300 which is still $100 cheaper than Intels Pentium 4 2GHz so its fine by me. As long as we don't go back to the days of spending $500 or more on CPUs I'll be happy. It seems intel is trying to get us back to those days with Current Pentium 4s, and future williamette (probably spelled wrong) coming out soon. If their new CPU starts at 2.2 GHz I'm sure it'll cost over $500.
I also just read that clock for clock Thoroughbred will not potentially include and optimisation in core other than .13 micron. i.e. identical clocks give identical PR. Possibly not until Barton will we see a new/revised architecture.
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