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Thread: Intel and AMD Pricing Competition Renewed? Sure hope so

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    Default Intel and AMD Pricing Competition Renewed? Sure hope so

    Some time ago, there was quite a bit of dialogue on this forum relative to AMD actually being higher than Intel for their top of the line offerings, (apples to apples if that is actually true now days, which I somewhat doubt).

    For comparison purposes, I began to track the pricing from United Micro for the following upgrade:

    Medium Tower House Case with 400 Watt PS and extra case fan
    Gigabyte GA-7VAXP Ultra
    AMD XP3000+
    Thermaltake Dragib IRB A 1137 Heat Sink and Cooling Fan
    1 GB 3200/400 Memory

    Medium Tower House Case with 400 Watt PS and extra case fan
    Gigabyte GA-81NXP
    Intel P4 3.06
    Intel P-4 speed Heat Sink & Cooling Fan
    1 GB 3200/400 Memory

    For the past few months, they have been priced neck in neck. The P-4 was slightly higher than the AMD by an insignificant difference. (Less than $20.00 to less than $10.00) Both have been dropping in cost slightly every few days.

    On April 8th, the price of the AMD was $1,013, the P-4 was slightly higher.

    Yesterday, and today April 16th, the P-4 dropped to the same cost: $1.013.

    The AMD dropped to $733. (-$280.00)

    I don't know whether this was a mistake, the Hammer is coming out immediately, or the pricing competition is beginning to heat up again (sure hope so). Hopefully, this also means that the next generation of Intel is also in the wings.

    I will continue to track to be sure this was not a mistake that will be corrected, or the price continues to drop dramatically. (Hopefully for the Intel models as well).

    Thought somebody might be interested:
    RTH

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    Captain_Slarty Guest

    Default RE: Intel and AMD Pricing Competition Renewed? Sure hope so

    Yep, its one way, then the other, there will be some serious price drops in the coming month on the Intel products as the new C versions are released.. then things will revert.

    Amd are gonna have to be releasing hammer soon to stay in the game.

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