Intel is dropping their prices drastically by the end of the year, they even dropped the price of the 2.8 ghz Pentium 4 which hasn't even been publically released yet. They are making way for the 3.06 Ghz Pentium 4. Here are the new prices:
AMD has also announced new price drops, but Intel will still have lower prices than AMD's with those price drops. 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 for $193. Intel will also be dropping the price of the 2.53 Ghz Pentium 4 by 63%. That sounds hella good to me. It is not just the price, but the quality that counts. With a Intel chip I know that my CPU won't burn and go to hell all of the sudden, and I know that it will be compatible with anything. Intel doesn't have to add misleading numbers to the name of their products in order to sell them, unlike AMD, they have to do it to appear to be in competition with Intel. Besides, even with the Nforce 2, AMD CPUs won't be able to compete with a Pentium 4 hooked up with one of these:
Intel is doing so well right now that they have decided to cut the time to releasing their new chips by a whole quarter, that means that 2.8 Ghz by the end of fall and 3.0 Ghz by holiday season, along with NV30, WHOO HOO!
AMD is already suffering from Intel's latest price drops, what will they do to stay in business when they have to slash their prices even more to stay competitive with Intel's new prices when they come out? It would be bad if AMD would go out, cuz then Intel would have to buy them, and burn all the athlons, lol, and then what would we do? lol, just kiddin'. But really, AMD has to step it up, I am buying a 3.0 Ghz when it comes out and I will buy a NV30 also, whatever they decide to call it, but I am gonna have one hella fast system. PEACE!