AMD CPU Prices
Chipset Manufacture's Info Editors Choice Current Price Old Price  (11/01/02) Change Shipping BizRate Vendor
Duron 1.1 GHz   $32.00 $35.00 -$3.00 FREE BizRate
Duron 1.2 GHz   $35.00 $38.00 -$3.00 FREE BizRate
Duron 1.3 GHz   $37.00 $37.00 $0.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon MP 1800+ (1.53GHz)   $139.00 $130.00 $9.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon MP 2000+ (1.67GHz)   $149.00 $149.00 $0.00 >$10.16 BizRate
Athlon MP 2200+ (1.73GHz)   $203.00 $208.00 -$5.00 $1.00 BizRate
Athlon MP 2400+ (2.0GHz)   $237.00 N/A N/A $1.00 BizRate
Athlon XP 1600+ (1.40GHz)   $55.00 $52.99 $2.01 FREE BizRate
Athlon XP 1700+ (1.47GHz)   $54.00 $68.00 -$14.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon XP 1800+ (1.53GHz)   $63.00 $72.00 -$9.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon XP 1900+ (1.6GHz)   $77.00 $83.00 -$6.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon XP 2000+ (1.67GHz)   $78.00 $94.00 -$16.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHz)   $89.00 $116.00 -$27.00 FREE BizRate
Athlon XP 2200+ (1.8GHz)   $138.00 $144.00 -$6.00 $0.50 BizRate
Athlon XP 2400+ (2.0GHz)   $170.00 $187.00 -$17.00 $0.50 BizRate
Athlon XP 2600+ (2.08GHz)   $277.00 $314.00 -$37.00 $1.00 BizRate
Athlon XP 2700+ (2.167GHz)   $328.00 N/A N/A FREE BizRate

On the low end, AMD chips seem fairly unmoved.  True to their long range plan, the low end XP chips are replacing the Duron core, and the 333MHz ready chips are taking over the high end core.  Since the Duron is phasing out quickly, we are going to eventually pull them from the guides.

Most vendors were happy to finally start recieving Athlon MP 2400+ chips, as the MP 2200+ has been loosing a lot of ground to its Intel counterparts.  Unlike the high end XP chips, it appears as though the 2400+ is priced fairly reasonable for a server based chip.

The real action on the AMD charts appeared on the XP line.  Every chip dropped a least a few bucks and will probably continue dropping until 2800+ chips obtain about the same price the 2400+ chips had a couple months ago.  Some retailers are selling 2800+s for around 380USD, but they are usually bundle only items.  Expect them to be more readily availble next week.  This week's gem in the AMD crowd looks to be the XP 2100+.  For 89USD, this is really an awesome chip.  Keep in mind though, it only runs on the 266MHz bus.  With an nForce2 board, this chip will really scream, but until you get up over the 2600+ mark you will not see that additional increase in performance that the bus gives you.



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