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April 1, 2002 11:55:44 PM

Man it's either AMD or my local reseller (very pro-AMD, until recently they began selling Intels), that just did very nice price cuts for Canadians.
Look at those awesome prices:
XP1700 OEM-200
XP1700 Retail-210
XP1800 OEM- 220$!!!!!! Huge price cut compared to other stores selling at 279$.
XP1800 Retail- 230$ Again price cut here
Xp1900 265$ I'd love that! Price cut
XP1900 Retail- 275$ Again price cut
XP2000 OEM- 365$ Price cut again proving AMD's low prices
XP2000 Retail- 375$
XP2100- 440$

Intel's have not been lowered yet and Durons are even cheaper than ever (1GHZ 85$!).

What do you think?
www.shoprbc.com is the website of the place.


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April 2, 2002 12:21:49 AM

That's pretty expensive if you ask me. Canada Computers sells the AXP 1800+ for $206 OEM then $228 retail.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
April 2, 2002 12:54:23 AM

all i have to say is <A HREF="http://www.infonec.com/" target="_new">Infonec</A>.

-MeTaL RoCkEr

My <font color=red>Z28</font color=red> can take your <font color=blue>P4</font color=blue> off the line!
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April 2, 2002 12:58:35 AM

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Canada Computers sells the AXP 1800+ for $206 OEM then $228 retail

thats quantity pricing of an enormous reseller compared to a shop. Canada Computers buys at 1000 quantity pricing. My store buys a printer at cost where future shop sells retail. Quantity again.


But then again you are both expensive compared to the prices I get them for. <A HREF="http://www.arist-tech.com" target="_new">My work</A>

Blame the newbies not the technology
April 2, 2002 1:02:17 AM

Well if you do US$ to CAN$ (which I have to say sucks!!! wonder if that's why ATi cards are so cheap, cause they are a Canadian company....)
XP1700+ Retail-193.36
XP1800+ Retail-207.75
XP1900+ OEM-239.71
XP1900+ Retail-252.49
XP2000+ OEM-327.58
XP2000+ Retail-337.14
XP2100+ Retail-415.43

There you have it. These prices were from newegg.com and then I used a currency converter. Current exchange rate is $1.59776CAN for $1US.

By the way, if the 2.2GHz NW get down to $241US, that would equal $385.04CAN, so not too shabby, not too shabby at all......
April 2, 2002 1:03:08 AM

Lucky guy. :tongue: Well, I shop a lot at Canada Computers and so, once in a while, I get a small (miniscule, actually) discount. Say maybe an extra 1% off, lol.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
April 2, 2002 1:04:20 AM

Hey man 1% is still 1%. If you ask me every penny counts.


Blame the newbies not the technology
April 2, 2002 1:10:34 AM

Wow they are makeing next to nothing on those CPU's, I'm a Supercom reseller and I get very similar prices to those. I find it amuseing that companies will take such a low markup on popular products.

AMD Athlon XP 1500+ / 1.33GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Bulk (EOL) $184.00

AMD Athlon XP 1600+ / 1.4GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Bulk $186.00

AMD Athlon XP 1700+ / 1.47GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Bulk $196.00

AMD Athlon XP 1800+ / 1.53GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Bulk $216.00

AMD Athlon XP 1900+ / 1.6GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Bulk $347.00

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ / 1.67GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Bulk $363.00

AMD Athlon XP 1600+ / 1.4GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Retail $226.00

AMD Athlon XP 1700+ / 1.47GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Retail $206.00

AMD Athlon XP 1800+ / 1.53GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Retail $221.00

AMD Athlon XP 1900+ / 1.6GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Retail $268.00

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ / 1.67GHz, 266FSB, 384K, Socket A, PGA, Retail $364.00

Note thats the cost for those CPU's also the reason for the low markup has been told to me. The T-Bred's are comming very shortly so they need to get of old stock. Dont be surprised by even more cuts on these CPU's.

-Jeremy



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April 2, 2002 1:22:56 AM

Those prices are unbelievable. Now dont get me wrong, I may get them at cost but some people are really marking them up. $364 XP2000. Screw that. I still cant see a difference from a 1.2ghz and xp1900 in any game.

Blame the newbies not the technology
April 2, 2002 1:28:25 AM

Try MOH:AA and you will. IMHO, it's the most demanding game available.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
April 2, 2002 1:36:15 AM

Look in Fatburgers post in the games forum. I OWN it already, and beat it. The video card is the bottleneck, not the cpu is.

Blame the newbies not the technology
April 2, 2002 1:45:02 AM

Hmm, perhaps it's my RAM. I get a lot of hard drive access that causes the game to stall. Ahh, I'm getting a DDR333 mobo in while anyway.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
April 2, 2002 1:49:09 AM

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I get a lot of hard drive access that causes the game to stall.

Everybody gets alot of hd accessing during gameplay. But if you ask me that is just poor coding on the developers side

Blame the newbies not the technology
April 2, 2002 7:47:03 AM

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Try MOH:AA and you will. IMHO, it's the most demanding game available.



Yeah amd_man, I have a gf3 overclocked to ti500 speeds, and a 2000+ on a raid and when the bangalores go off in omaha beach my fps drops to 40!!!

(thats at 10x7 32 tap aniso and quncunx aa. MAx game detail)


But it stays around 80 all the rest of the time.


But its more bad coding than pure demand IMO, its just the quake 3 engine after all.

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April 2, 2002 7:49:21 AM

I agree amd certified, but it is NOT the videocard, or the ram, (I have 768 megs and still notice the hardcore draws on my system from mohaa).

The bottleneck in mohaa IMO is a mix of the video and cpu, but relying more heavily on the cpu, case in point.

The game ran around 65fps on my 1.33ghz tbird(which I know is not bottlenecking my videocard) and with my 2000++ it is running around 80fps-90, same video, same motherboard etc.

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April 2, 2002 7:09:05 PM

I don't know if this is true or not. But it's most likely an End of Quarter factor...What I am trying to say is end of the 1st quarter was on the March 31st. And the second quarter just started. May be AMD met it's target and lowring the price or may be it didn't me target and lowered the price to simulate the demand. What ever it is it's most likely because of the change in Quarter.

KG

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April 2, 2002 7:48:13 PM

Hmm I didn't know outside was even cheaper. But currently in my surroundings in Ottawa shops and Hull, they are expensive all the time, and I consider this more than a generous drop. If I had the money I would've gotten the XP1800 quickly.
BTW yeah MOHAA is very badly coded in scripting gameplay. I mean seriously it stutters all the time during gameplay and that just plain sucks. Playing in multiplier makes everything smooth with no stutters, and the frame rate always smooth. Damn it how do you enable the FPS counter in Q3 games anyway? In Quake 3, or MOHAA, I just need the console command!
If only games were like Aquanox, the Scroll Button gives you all the FPS details including Average, Minimum, Max, Current.

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April 2, 2002 7:50:27 PM

In mohaa, open the console with the ~ key, then type

"fps 1"

there you go.

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April 2, 2002 7:54:56 PM

Also I wasn't comparing prices on the same level, but rather asking to how come they went down so much compared to before, and if Canadians here got this price drop.

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April 2, 2002 7:55:23 PM

Thank you!
Does that work in any Q3 engine?

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April 2, 2002 8:01:13 PM

I would think so.

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April 2, 2002 8:04:39 PM

BTW you were definitly right about the NV15 demos making more sense in benchmarking. Look at how the XP2400 clearly does better than the 2.4GHZ, and we're talking about 666MHZ less. The test shows how properly using full advantage of a CPU and not just the raw clock speed, can allow the AXP to show off. That's why Internet Content Creation looks so P4 dominant, but when you see the XP2400 at 1.9GHZ, easily outrunning the P4 1.9GHZ, you know that it's clock speed dependant, and that the added cache also helps the 2.0A keep up.

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