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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=343

This is a comparison between the Pentium 4 530J, 531 and 630. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that they are all 3 identicle except that the 530J is 32bit where the 531 and 630 are EMT64 capable and the 630 has double the others' cache, yet is the cheapest.....here is a quick chart;

Pentium 4: Clock Speed: L1 Cache: L2 Cache: EMT64: Price:
530J 3.0GHz 12kb+16kb 1MB No $191
531 3.0GHz 12kb+16kb 1MB Yes $185
630 3.0GHz 12kb+16kb 2MB Yes $172

So as you can see, the only differences here is that the 530J is NOT EMT64 capable and the 630 has double the cache, so why is the best one the cheapest and the worst one (1MB cache AND 32 bit) the most expensive???

Do you guys think this is Intel's doing or is this crazy pricing Newegg's fault?
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post #2 of 17
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Here is another, more extreme example. This time with the x70 CPUs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=343

The 570J is a 3.8GHz 32 bit CPU with 1MB of cache yet it costs $643
The 670 is also a 3.8GHz CPU but with 2MB of cache and is EMT64 64 bit capable yet it costs only $618. I am starting to see a funny trend here, but who would pay $25 MORE for a cpu with half the cache and only 32 bit capabilities??
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post #3 of 17
That does seem a bit wired.
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And the funny thing is, these aren't on sale and it has always been like this for quite some time now, long ago Intel dropped the prices of the 6xx series to BELOW the 5xx series and left the 5xx series pricing alone, meaning that now 64bit 2MB L2 cache CPUs are cheaper than identicle CPUs that are only 32bit and with 1MB L2 cache, weird.
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The 3000+ Venice is nearly $200 on Newegg, while the 3200+ is about $150. My guess is, for the same reasons the Venices' pricing is weird, Intel is getting ready to hault production on these chips?
    
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Originally Posted by Remonster
Here is another, more extreme example. This time with the x70 CPUs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=343

The 570J is a 3.8GHz 32 bit CPU with 1MB of cache yet it costs $643
The 670 is also a 3.8GHz CPU but with 2MB of cache and is EMT64 64 bit capable yet it costs only $618. I am starting to see a funny trend here, but who would pay $25 MORE for a cpu with half the cache and only 32 bit capabilities??
Its because the more expensive one comes in a bigger box, Duh. j/k That is sort of strange eh.
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Pretty simple, they are trying to get customers to embrace the new technology. Like with AGP and PCI-E. Nvidia and ATI are not doing many things with AGP if at all.
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All these companies are all a little shady. For all we know they could have some deal with microsoft so they price their more powerful 64 bit processors cheaper so they will support vista!

Cue the," DUN DUN DUN! " It's a conspiracy!
    
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Originally Posted by r3tard
All these companies are all a little shady. For all we know they could have some deal with microsoft so they price their more powerful 64 bit processors cheaper so they will support vista!

Cue the," DUN DUN DUN! " It's a conspiracy!
Eh.. Pretty sure theres a 32-bit vista.. and I dont get the big deal with it, I know somebody whos running one of the beta's on a less-than-impressive system with the glass effects or whatever..
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The 3000+ Venice is nearly $200 on Newegg, while the 3200+ is about $150. My guess is, for the same reasons the Venices' pricing is weird, Intel is getting ready to hault production on these chips?
That could well be the reason actually when you think about it.
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