Intel's 65nm Pentium 4 Presler pricing

Posted on Thursday, October 13 2005 @ 0:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer got their hands on one of Intel's latest desktop roadmaps and says we can expect the fist 65nm Pentium 4 and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors in January 2006. These 65nm Preslers will include Virtualization Technology, more cache memory and EIST.

The Pentium 4 Extreme Presler, named 955, will be clocked at 3.46GHz with 2x 2MB L2 cache and a 1066MHz bus will be priced at $999.

The Pentium 4 Presler series will feature the 3.4GHz 950 ($635), 3.2GHz 940 ($420), the 3GHz 930 ($315) and the 2.8GHz 920 ($240). All of them have 800MHz FSBs, LGA755 socket and 2x 2MB L2 cache.
That means additional price changes on existing Pentium 4 processors. Before the January pricing, intended to show the 65 nano chips displace the 90 nano chips, there will be a price adjustment in mid November with the introduction of a 672, 3.8GHz 2MB cache chip costing $600 or so. Intel will also introduce the 662, a 3.6GHz chip at $400.

In January, the new 65 nanometre Pentium 4 lamps numbered the 661, the 651, the 641 and the 631 will be priced up at $400, $270, $220 and $180 respectively.
In Q1 2006 the chip giant will also launch a new motherboard, codenamed Grant County 2. It will probably be based on one of ATI's integrated graphics chipsets.

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