Power Price Wars

Huxford, David C.
April 1994
Journal of Financial Planning;Apr94, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p53
Academic Journal
Intel is dropping prices much faster on its flagship central processor unit (CPU) the Pentium, then on previous new CPUs. Several Pentium machines are available for less than $3,000, and Intel expects to double performance for the same money by the end of this year. Two major factors are causing Intel to take this action. One is that several competitors are making clones of Intel's 486 CPU. By cutting Pentium prices and thereby 486 prices, Intel leaves less margin or competitors on their 486 CPUs. The second reason is the new PowerPC hip from IBM. Compatibility for Intel software converted through SoftWindows is okay for DOS programs and Windows programs that do not require Windows enhanced mode. Anytime software runs through an emulator, it runs slower than would native code written specifically for the target machine. Therefore software written for Intel CPUs will run faster on Intel CPUs than on the current version of PowerPC CPUs used by Apple.


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