Weekly Hardware Price Guides - January 2003 1st Editionby Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on January 23, 2003 6:43 AM EST
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Welcome back to another installment of our Price Guides! We have to apologize for our leave of absence; we spent the last few weeks developing a new look and final engine for our guides. The table layout may look much different than designs we have adopted in the past but we chose this as our final design because it fits flawlessly into the new site layout.
Pricings for this week are actually reflected on a week change, rather than the change since the last price guide. Since our guides will be consistently produced every Friday (starting next week), we will be able to see very clear changes in prices. Also, we will have a 6 month analysis of certain product pricings, in order to make better predictions of the prices in the future.
As for our AMD pricings this week, we are starting to see huge drops in the 333MHz FSB chips. A month ago, the XP 2700+ processor was priced about 60USD more while the 2800+ processor was not even available. Last month we recommended the XP 2100+ chip as our AMD chip of the week, and this week we decided to go with the same choice. The high end 266MHz FSB chips are not moving much in price, so the sub 90USD price tag on the 2100+ is going to stay attractive for some weeks to come.
We were very excited to see the MP 2400+ last month, and we will be even more excited to see 333MHz FSB MP's. However, since the MP line evolves much slower than the XP line, it will just be a waiting game. AMD does not seem to have any new chips slated for release until Athlon 64, so this may be the extent of the AMD line for a while.