Introduction

Welcome to the first installment of the CPU and Video Card Price Guide for March 2001. We publish this article to help you the consumer, find the best deals on the 'net. All the tedious work like finding the best prices and locating reputable retailers has already been done so all you have to do is figure out what product is right for you. As always we encourage the reader to investigate every retailer's reliability before ordering, but we have tried to eliminate typically problematic ones from our price guides.

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This Week

This week we see more price drops in the Pentium 4 line and the mid-range Pentium III line of processors. We also saw some significant price drops in the higher clocked Celeron CPUs.

AMD gives us more of what we want: 1.2GHz Athlon-C processors and unannounced 1.3GHz CPUs. We also saw some hefty price drops in Athlon-C processors (133MHz DDR FSB) introduced in the last price guide. The rest of the Thunderbird and Duron line of processors saw minor fluctuations in price this week.

As for video cards, we see some hefty price drops from the now defunct 3dfx. We also add another new ATI Radeon card to the lineup and note the first pricedrop in Matrox cards in months.

Intel CPUs

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