A flurry of price cuts from the three major x.86 chipmakers this weekend will mean further reductions in PC prices over the coming weeks.
On Saturday, Cyrix will announce price reductions on many processors, while Intel will follow on Sunday and AMD on Monday or Tuesday.
Intel is keeping tight lipped about the changes it will make to its pricing schedule but they have been extensively leaked by OEMs and distributors.
Indications are that, on the desktop side, the Pentium II/450 will cost $550, the 400MHz part $380, the 350MHz PII $210, the PII/333 $175 and the PII/300 $190.
Rana Mainee, analyst in charge of AMD's strategy in the UK, said: "We will react to any price cuts Intel makes. The key element in our pricing is that we will react in terms of our processors which have comparable performance."
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