Intel to slash Pentium III 500MHz price in reaction to AMD K7 wins

It's that good old price fork in play

A German distributor has alerted us to an unexpected Intel price cut on its 500MHz Pentium III part in week 34 of the year of the lord 1999. The cut is a reaction to several major wins AMD has made both with large OEMs and local assemblers in Germany. Compaq, Fujitsu and IPC (Archtec) will introduce K7 Athlon systems in Germany in weeks 33 to 34 of the year of the lord 1999. Intel was always expected to start a bout of frenzied price slashing once K7 Athlon systems made their appearance. ®

Sponsored: 10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity