Barton prices exposed?
AMD Zone claims to have a list up upcoming Athlon XP prices, including the Barton Athlon XP 3000+. Read it and weep, really:
AXDA2500DKV4D - $169.00
AXDA2800DKV4D - $364.00
AXDA3000DKV4D - $571.00
AMSN2600DKT3C - $265.00 <- 266mhz part
AXDA2500BOX - $177.00
AXDA2800BOX - $372.00
AXDA3000BOX - $579.00
AMSN2600BOX - $273.00
At $571, a Barton Athlon XP 3000+ will still be cheaper than Intel's Pentium 4 3.06GHz, but not by much. If the above pricing is correct, the Athlon XP 2800+ will just barely undercut the street price of Intel's Pentium 4 2.8GHz.
Athlon XPs have traditionally been available on the street for less than AMD's listed selling price; let's hope that's the case with Barton. However, limited availability could keep prices high. AMD Zone is expecting only limited quanties of the Athlon XP 3000+ to be available for the processor's claimed launch date of February 10th.