Prices of the 3081 have come down this quarter. For the 79r3081e-40mj, the
$385 for 1 to 24
$340.50 for 25 to 99
$296 for 100 ...
If you are going to have a group of 25 or more, the 3081 w FPU will cost
about $200 more than the 3051. The 3052 is in between. At this point, I
don't see that a decision has to be made -- except for clocking issues, and a
few pullups for configuration, you can put any of them in the same socket.
Prices should be better in the next quarter, anyway. Once you've got a
memory system designed, and choose the clock speed, then buy whatever CPU you