Intels respond to AMD's price cuts

Czar

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/1/13805.html



<< The entry level P4 should debut at 1.4Ghz, priced at $652, while the premium part will ship at 1.5Ghz and $827.

It's intriguing that our original intelligence pointed at a launch at 1.3 and 1.4GHz, costing $635 and $805 respectively. For the 1.4GHz part to have been reduced by $150 before it ever hit the shelves could be seen as an indication of the perceived level of the AMD price/performance threat.
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So Intel thinks smart, and lowers prices of procesors that arent out yet. Smart thinking ;)
 

HigherGround

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<< entry level P4 should debut at 1.4Ghz >>

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<< the premium part will ship at 1.5Ghz >>



not much of a spread, is it?
 

hungrypete

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Still WAY out of any casual user's price range (at least if you're dirt poor like me :p) It's good to see that they are willing to &quot;play ball&quot; though, it's good for end-user prices everywhere.
 

Bakwetu

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You're a regular NFS4-oid Czar ;) keep up the good work supplying us with news.
 

HaVoC

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Hmm...wow. Those of you who think $854 is expensive, I remember the days when the PII-400 was just realized. Back before the Athlon days, Intel could actually release a processor that cost nearly a grand.
 

Ben

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<< The entry level P4 should debut at 1.4Ghz, priced at $652, while the premium part will ship at 1.5Ghz and $827. >>



Who cares? You won't be able to find them. It doesn't matter if their $5 or $500.
 

JellyBaby

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<< Back before the Athlon days, Intel could actually release a processor that cost nearly a grand. >>

I do remember. Thank america for competition and let's hope we never see a cpu company give us that strangehold again.
 

noxipoo

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The ram, MB, heatsink, case, PSU will set the price back up anyway. can use old stuff with a p4. yay for intel
 

Scorpion

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I was one of those people that nearly spent a grand on a P2-400. I couldn't believe how expensive it was, but I waited a month and bought it at ~$800. Thinking about that now seems utterly ridiculous, but that's the way the PC market was 2 years ago.
 

GT1999

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That sounds good. I'll spend $800 on a CPU so I can fry eggs and ham on it. :D

And I'll have a reason to buy an Enermax 550W PSU! ;)
 

Rigoletto

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$1000 dollars for a CPU? Kind of puts the gripes about expensive video cards into perspective doesn't it?
What margins! Now if Cyrix can get their act together maybe we can afford chips for our keyrings next year.
 

DarkRipper

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Personally, I'm glad the P4 is coming out because it's driving the price down for the P3.

And the P3 is all I want/need..... Who really needs more than a P3 1000 mhtz, or a Athlon/Tbird 1 gig for that matter.... what are you gonna run on a 1.4 or 1.5 that is gonna be so much faster that it's worth the extra money for the untested technology?

Just my humble rant.

DR
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NaughtyusMaximus

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Indeed, who needs more than 1 Ghz.
Nobody will ever need more than 32kb.

...Wait another two years, you'll be saying something different.
 

AngelOfDeath

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<< But will you be able to get them? >>

He, you hit the head on the nail with that comment. It's easy the state a lot of crap, but what we need is facts and a cpu on the table before we believe in Intels great and empty words

AoD ;)
 

NicColt

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they can announce a $50 1.7ghz and never make one like Ben said it's all paperwork if you never see one.
 

shabby

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<< The entry level P4 should debut at 1.4Ghz, priced at $652, while the premium part will ship at 1.5Ghz and $827 >>



What?!? No 1433mhz and 1466mhz cpu's?!? :)
 

Rogue

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Sometimes I wonder if people in these companies watch forums like this one. They must think to themselves, &quot;$hit! No matter what we do, we've already screwed ourselves with the consumer. d@mn!&quot;. That has to be what Intel is thinking right now if they're reading this thread.
 

Rigoletto

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Intel is the dominant maker of chips for the dominant kind of computer in the world. I think that with all that money if they did not employ someone specially for ferretting out opinions and publications on them they would be rather stupid and arrogant. (But hey, look at the Celeron and Rambus- maybe they are that stupid).
I should think it would be relatively cheap to employ a few people and search engines for seeking out Intel- related news and chat. To not do so would be kind of crazy, like starting a war without aerial photographs.
The question is how high up in the rankings Anandtech sits.
 

Paladinexe

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If they went to the time and expense to add ID numbers to processors and modems surely they would have people to monitor the data. Hence the sig.