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AMD Cuts Athlon Prices
Date: Thursday December 23, 1999
Category: Press Release
Manufacturer Link: AMD Discus -- BBS
AMD cuts Athlon prices once again as the Athlon 700MHz is released. We have the exclusive pricing info weeks before others.
 

Coming off today's recent loss of Gateway as an OEM, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, we've received word from sources very close to AMD that October 4 the price wars will rage forth once again when AMD will strike back with a 700MHz version of its very well received Athlon processor, AMD's answer for the high-end market before dominated by Intel's CPUs. 

Despite rave reviews for AMD's Athlon, its stock performance has lagged behind the speed of Athlon. However, with Intel 100MHz behind Athlon's new clock rate of 700MHz on October 4th, and Coppermine, the PIII core at a .18 micron process and with 256KB on-chip L2 cache that runs at the full speed of the processor, recently delayed until late October, this could be the shot of adrenaline AMD needs.

New pricing for Athlon is as follows in 1,000 unit quantities. 

OEM

Athlon 500MHz - $205
Athlon 550MHz - $298
Athlon 600MHz - $459
Athlon 650MHz - $603
Athlon 700MHz - $832

BOXED

500MHz - $219
550MHz - $312
600MHz - $473
650MHz - $617
700MHz - $849

Original prices for Athlon OEM versions were as follows. 

500MHz - $249
550MHz - $449
600MHz - $649
650MHz - $849

With these price cuts and superior clock rating, AMD plans to offer a superior product at a pricing structure equivalent or less than Intel's PIII. AMD should also announce a 750MHz version of Athlon this quarter.

AMD is also set to announce new price cuts on their K6-2 and K6-III products, covering their low-end and and mid-range CPUs, which pricing we should have at a later time. AMD may finally announce their 500MHz version of the K6-III after many incorrect reports of its launch during the past few months. With these new price cuts of their CPUs, AMD is ready to continue competing against Intel's Celeron and PIII products.

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