Athlon XP 2000+ On Jan 15?
It seems like AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1.66Ghz) will be announced on Jan 15th according to some shops in Akiba Japan while Intel plans to introduce their Pentium 4 "Northwood" 2Ghz and 2.2Ghz on Jan 7th. AMD revenues have been somewhat affected by the falling product ASP (average sales price). Although the price decline has gradually eased with the launch of the new Athlon XP, it may not last for long, especially as Intel will soon shift production to the 0.13-micron process and price-cutting still remains one of the primary marketing strategies. In comparision, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ retail price will be around $270 while Intel P4 2Ghz official price will be at $342 and 2.2Ghz at $562.
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