Posted on Monday, October 07 2002 @ 15:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to OCWorkBench
Intel will launch it's 3GHz Pentium 4 on the 14th of november :
Intel is slated to launch the 3GHz version of its Pentium 4 processor on Nov. 14, fulfilling promises made by company executives more than a year ago, according to solution providers informed about the release date.
The product launch likely will affect pricing throughout Intel's P4 lineup in the remaining six weeks of the fourth quarter, which covers the peak holiday selling season, said the solution providers, who wished to remain anonymous.
An Intel spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the Nov. 14 launch date but said the company still plans to release the 3GHz P4 chip this quarter.
By coming out with a 3GHz product in that time frame, Intel would reach an important psychological milestone and beat chip rivals such as Advanced Micro Devices and IBM, the solution providers said. Plus, the inception of a 3GHz P4 would change the positioning of desktops built with 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz processors, currently the highest-end P4s, they noted.
"They are going to drop the price on the high end," one solution provider said, explaining that the 2.6GHz P4 could become the new "sweet spot" for price and performance after the 3GHz launch. Although the new processor and expected pricing moves could realign the chip market, the solution provider said, "I think the market is stable. I think the market is still there."
Source : OCWorkBench