Intel's entry-level plans

Posted on Tuesday, May 30 2006 @ 03:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Roadmaps seen by the INQ show that on the 23rd of July Intel will relegate the family known as 6X1 to entry level, with the 661 slashed from $400 to $183 and the 651 from $273 to $163.

The 641 and the 631 will all but disappear, because they will be priced at $163 too. Other members of the 6XX family such as the 670, the 660, the 650, the 640, and the 630 will just slide off the chute like a burial at sea, weighted so they'll never re-surface.

A similar thing is happening to the 5XX family - on the 23rd of July he only surviving members of this 1MB cache family will be the 541, the 531 and the 524, priced at $85, $75 and $69 respectively. The others will just vanish, possibly roaming the planet as ghosts looking to re-incarnate as embedded chips.
More details over at The Inq.


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