Whoa. New ideas on current AMD cpu pricing.

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Subject: Whoa. New ideas on current AMD cpu pricing.
Name: Brian
Date: 10/12/2001 8:22:54 PM (GMT-7)
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Man what a difference a week makes.

Last week the Athlon MP's were still too high. The 1.4 GHz T-Bird was much cheaper than even the slowest MP. Now the bottom has fallen out of the MP pricing. $88 for a 1 GHz MP is dirt cheap.

Now, unless I'm mistaken, don't the MP and the XP have the palomino core? But, isn't the XP just a castrated non-SMP processor?

If this is true, then why doesn't AMD release 1.33, 1.4, 1.47, and 1.533 versions of the MP also?

Anyhow, with 1.33 MHz 1500+ XP's at only $118, it's no wonder that 1.0 and 1.2 GHz MP's prices have tanked. However, I'm not entirely sure why the 1.4 GHz T-Birds have jumped up.

I suspect that last week's $99 price for 1.4 GHz T-Birds was an anomoly, and that the price has simply stablized around $110.

Meanwhile, this is just too exciting. XP's prices are just going to keep on dropping over the next two months.

Look's like a good time to wait things out and not buy a 1.4 T-Bird, because by Christmas, a 1.4 XP should probably be down to the same $110 that I'd be spending if I ordered a 1.4 GHz Bird today.

Meanwhile, my Duron 850 @ 1050 is going to benefit more from a video upgrade than a new cpu.


-Brian H.

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