Though the official price of AMD's processors may not change, actual channel prices still look a lot different, especially for low-end processors. AMD's official price sheet sets a $114 price tag for the Athlon XP 1700+, but they can be had for as low as $59 on Pricewatch. Someone is getting deep discounts on these processors to be able to offer them at such low prices, and I have to wonder if that's partly to blame for AMD's financial position.
A $59 Athlon XP 1700+ is certainly a great deal, but I do long for another price war. Perhaps in the new year, when Barton appears, Hyper-Threading becomes more common, and Hammer looms, we'll see some real price slashing.