Introduction

Welcome to the sixth installment of our weekly CPU and video card price guide. We publish this article to help you, the consumer, find the best deals on the internet. All the tedious work like finding the best prices and locating reputable retailers has already been done so all one has to do is figure out what product is right for them. As always we encourage the reader to investigate every retailer's reliability before ordering, but we have eliminated typically problematic ones from our price guides.

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This Week

With the Christmas rush beginning to sputter out, CPU and video card prices have come to their lowest point in the year. This low point, however, is not significantly different from the prices mentioned in our guide two weeks ago. Intel's 1.4GHz Pentium 4 has broken the sub-$600 barrier and can now be considered a high-end solution under certain circumstances.

Although AMD has officially released their much anticipated 133MHz CPUs, they're still virtually impossible to find as individual CPUs. The price drops on Thunderbirds and Athlons are also slowing down, but there are still lots of exciting buys.

Although NVIDIA acquired 3dfx recently, we do not see a major change in prices for either brand's cards. ATI, however, is another story and, as you will see, there are some great buys out there on the Radeon series.

Intel CPUs

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