Intel to reduce price of Pentium 4's

Posted on Monday, Oct 06 2003 @ 19:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
After the price cuts of his mobile Pentium M CPUs on October the 5th, Intel will soon reduct the price of even more products. According to DigiTimes there are a few price cuts planned for October the 26th.

The new price cuts are widely seen as timed to take on the 64-bit Athlon 64 processors rolled out by AMD in late September.
The Athlon 64 3200+ with 754 pins is priced at US$417 and the more powerful Athlon 64 FX-51 carries a price tag of US$733. The Athlon 64 3200+ and 3000+ for notebooks are priced at US$417 and US$278, respectively.

The price for Intel’s soon-to-be-released 3.4GHz processors will start at US$637. It is reported that the price for P4 EE (Extreme Edition) CPUs, developed especially for gamers, will start at US$700

In addition to pitching its Hyper-Threading Technology (HT) processors against AMD’s new lineup, Intel has follow-up plans in store. The company is scheduled to unveil its Grantsdale chipsets in the second quarter of 2004 to support the new-generation Socket T (LGA775) CPU. Intel should also debut the Tejas CPU in the second half of 2004.

Desktop Pentium 4 prices (US$)

Speed (GHz)

May 11

Oct 26

Change

3.2 (HTEE)

-

700

-

3.4 (HT)

-

637

-

3.2 (HT)

637

417

(34.5%)

3.0 (HT)

417

278

(33.3%)

3.06 (HT)

401

262

(34.6%)

2.8 (HT)

278

218

(21.5%)

2.8

262

193

(26.3%)

2.6 (HT)

218

178

(18.3%)

2.66

193

163

(15.5%)

2.53

193

163

(15.5%)

2.4 (HT)

178

-

-

2.4

163

-

-


Source : DigiTimes


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