August 27, 2001

AMD responds to Intel with price cuts

Author: JT Smith

Advanced Micro Devices slashed the price of its top of the line 1.4GHz Athlon from $253 to $140 today, and offered discounts of up to 40 percent on its 1.3, 1.2, and 1.1GHz chips. AMD's cuts are viewed as a response to Intel's recent Pentium 4 pricing change, and makes for a productive way to clear out inventory to make room for the introduction of even faster Athlons and a new Duron chip, expected in October. CNET News.com has the story.

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