Intel lowers chipset prices
While Intel is busy working on new chipsets, the wholesale prices for the current chipsets were lowered at the beginning of this week in order to further increase the pressure on the competition. Furthermore, prices for the i865 (Springdale) and the i875 (Canterwood) have become known for the first time.
The currently only Rambus chipset from Intel, the i850E, continues to cost even after the price cut last Sunday $ 40 in 10,000 piece quantities. Intel will not turn the price screw until the new products are presented. After all, they don't want to compete with the upcoming dual-channel DDR400 chipsets in terms of price.
In order to be able to present another sales argument to the mainboard manufacturers for the use of an i845PE, you still have the price here times reduced by $ 2. Which makes the production of such a solution appear even cheaper.