Intel to continue price wars with AMD
Um....how can Intel <continue> a price war that didn't exist in the first place? Here in the City Of Champions, an AMD K7 950 sells for 259.99, whil the Intel P-III 933 is 399.99. AMD's FASTER chip is only 64.9% of the price? Where is the PRICE WAR in that?!?
Someone explain this to me please....
Morp, if you look at pricewatch.com, you will see what price wars they are talking about. Just because in your town the Intel is more pricey than the AMD doesnt mean Intel is selling it for that price. That is what the vendor is selling it for.
$260?!?!?!?! i picked my 900 t-bird up for $80
I'm guessing those prices are in Canadian dollars.
First off, my CITY isn't "little", and yes, it's in Canadian dollars. For the most part, all across the country, the dollar pourcentages are the same.
And Canada ain't that small. Besides that, in most "little towns" the prices are the same. Across the PLANET. Just because Lost Angles or Moo Yerk or another megopolis of America has competitive prices between the two doesn't mean that the world in general sees the "beneits" of any so-called "price war."
Morp, as far as I can see here, no one called your town, city, village, metropolis, whatever, little.
I picked up my duron 750 for $60can-a celeron 633 for $70can. I can get a 900mhz tbird for about $130can-a 866 P3 for $160can. For some poor *** kid like me, the choice is easy!
I'm in British Columbia.
Where do you live/shop Morp? I too don't understand where you read that someone called your area of residence small. Maybe you you need a nap, or glasses
[This message has been edited by araaraara (edited 06-25-2001).]
I have to agree with Morp. I am very fortunate to live in U.S.A. because I think it has the cheapest PC components. I do not think that Intel can compete with AMD in price war. After I read these comments, I checked at www.pricewatch.com for the latest price on the CPU exclude shipping in U.S dollar:
Celeron 850 -> $86.00
Duron 850 -> $49.00
Pent III 850 -> $133.00
Athlon 850 -> $65.00
The reason I chose this speed is because that is the max speed for the Celeron at the pricewatch. One important thing is when you compare the price, they must be at the same speed. Sometimes 20 or 50MHZ make a big different in price.
Most of the time, I do not want to spent a lot for the CPU. My goal is just above 100 dollars is good enough. Now what kind of CPU can you get for less than $100?
Intel III 750MHz -> $94.00
Athlon 1.13GHz (266FSB) -> $97.00
I do not know which CPU you are going to pick but I will pick the AMD. It is $3 more but I got 50% increase in speed and the 266FSB is here to stay for a long time.
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