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Processor prices take a tumble

The tug-of-war between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices means a host of cheaper chips. Some Athlon XP and Pentium 4 prices are set to be half of what they were.

The tug-of-war between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices means a host of cheaper chips. Some Athlon XP and Pentium 4 prices are set to be half of what they were. And where processor prices go, PC prices may well follow.

AMD cuts prices to match Intel
Advanced Micro Devices slashes prices of its desktop and mobile Athlon processors just days after a similar move by its chipmaking rival.
May 30, 2002 
Intel takes scissors to Pentium prices
The chip giant trims prices of Pentium 4 processors for desktops and notebooks by up to 53 percent, an annual spring ritual designed to stimulate demand for its premier PC chip.
May 27, 2002 
Chip cuts make for cheaper PCs
Personal computers, which any savvy shopper can pick up on the Internet for as little as $600, are about to become even cheaper, according to analysts.
May 28, 2002 

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