Intel has cut the prices of its Pentium processor by up to 61 percent on some models to pave the way for the Core 2 platform which was officially launched today.
The chip maker also introduced some old-style Pentium D parts.
The new Pentium Ds are the 3.4GHz 945 - a version of the existing 950 but without Virtualisation Technology. It comes in at $163, operates over an 800MHz frontside bus, has 4MB of L2 and is fabbed at 65nm. The 805 - 2.66MHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB L2, 90nm - is introduced at $93.