31st January 1999 Archive
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Pricing details show Compaq can hurt Intel if it wants
Information shown to The Register reveals that the Alpha partnership has more aggressive pricing plans for the 64-bit chip than first realised. Last week we wrote that 21164A 533MHz Alpha CPUs cost $250 in quantity but an informed source has revealed that the price is nearer to $180 when ordered in volume. (Stories: Dell using …
Business 31 Jan 1999, 10:03
Confidential documents show what's up. But let's concentrate on Alpha vs Merced tomorrow...
Tomorrow, The Register will tip up at Digital's old offices at 190 High Holborn to hear about Compaq's solutions for the enterprise. But even though we have seen the NDA slides already, it won't be a futile exercise as we're already well-briefed and so can ask some informed questions. (NB We don't sign NDAs here) As exclusively …
Business 31 Jan 1999, 10:56
K7, Alpha speculation gets red hot
You've got to watch those pesky guys at Intel, y'know. The Pentium III with Screaming Cindy instructions now arrives earlier than anticipated, requiring all independent software vendors to re-write for it from "the ground up", and meanwhile a "new" IA-32 architecture is promised with the introduction of Willamette. (ye storie: …
Business 31 Jan 1999, 12:26
Updated AMD brings K6-3 launch even further forward. Tweedledum and Tweedledee...
Tweedledum and Tweedledee Agreed to have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee Had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow, As black as a tar-barrel; Which frightened both the heroes so, They quite forgot their quarrel. Illustration by John Tenniel from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. If AMD's Dee …
Business 31 Jan 1999, 12:33
OEM stock seems to be going in retail box
Hardware sites around the world are reporting that Intel has reboxed its OEM Slot One packages and are now re-selling them as retail products. Many see that as Intel pulling a fast one. According to CPU Central, Slot One 300As, with the part name SL2WM are now being sold via retail outlets. The box and documentation, claims the …
Business 31 Jan 1999, 12:44
- Nuke plants to rely on PDP-11 code UNTIL 2050!
- Spin doctors brazenly fiddle with tiny bits in front of the neighbours
- Game Theory Out with a bang: The Last of Us lets PS3 exit with head held high
- That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go
- Microsoft breaks bug-bounty virginity in $100,000 contest