AMD: More prices cuts coming...

By SuperCheetah · 4 replies
Apr 9, 2002
  1. More prices cuts coming...

    Well, AMD is again putting the heat on Intel by slashing their prices once again.

    Get 'em while their cheap boys!!! ;)
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I saw this too and it made me start looking at prices in the UK.
    Still I am trying to restrain myself and hold off for the Hammers.
    Wanna upgrade the whole system towards the end of the year so if I save up I should be able to get a reasonably future proof system around october when the Hammer is rumoured to be coming out.

    AMD may be putting heat on Intel but if you notice the article does point out that "Intel is expected to take the axe to a heap of its Pentium 4 prices next weekend". If the Northwood core P4s drop in price anyone who wants value for money performance will be looking at the 1.6a and 1.8a rather than any XP processor due to the huge overclocks that have been seen with these northwoods.... ;)
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    CrazyAce posted on the frontpage that it seems Intel will stop producing the 1.6a very soon ( I'm not sure about the 1.8a ).
  4. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 709

    Here is some evidence supporting your cause Didou:

    Looks like Intel is pushing the 2.0GHZ processors and leaving the Northwoods behind.

    I agree with you Arris, I'm also waiting it out for the Hammers. I really want to see their performance increase over the current generation processors.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Looks like they are trying to make 2.0Ghz their base.
    I wouldn't say that they are leaving the Northwoods behind since all newer P4 cores will be on the 0.13 micron cores, the 2.0A P4 is a northwood ;)

    Intel probably just wanted to cause a stir with the overclockability of the 1.6A and 1.8A and now want people to pay for their Ghz again, so are removing the lower rated Northwoods.
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