Feeds

Cheapzilla: I'm a gonna get you Chipzilla

Ding ding. Seconds out as fight heats up

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

The significance of the AMD keyring shaped like a boxing glove which it was giving away at CeBIT last week became clear today as the company delivered a sock in the jaw to Intel on pricing. As we revealed last week, the price of the Athlon 700 is now around the $270 mark, really piling the pressure on Intel. The other prices are very much in line with the story we published last week, which you can find here. Note that these prices are very different from 1K published prices that AMD makes public. The reasons are because the distributor channel and the OEM channel get better deals, because they need their margins. Confusing? Not really, as long as you stick to one or the other. For example, the 700MHz Athlon, AMD's sweet spot, has a published price of $389/1000 -- vastly different. An AMD representative said today that it would not give public details of prices to distributors or to large OEMs. The news comes just a day after Intel lowered prices on its processor family, in a frantic bid to keep up with the contender. Intel's 700MHz Pentium III Coppermine costs $417. That, again, is a published tray price for 1,000 of the beasties. It will be interesting to see whether Intel will take drastic action to match AMD, or whether it will hold its corporate horses and sweat it out. It still has, after all, capacious pockets full of wads of greenbacks. ® Intel confirms price slides

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
What a Mesa: Apple vows to re-use titsup GT sapphire glass plant
Commits to American manufacturing ... of secret tech
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.