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Intel's processor and pricing plans

Intel's processor and pricing plans

A new roadmap from Intel promises all kinds of new things for the coming months, but also makes it clear that the 3 GHz model of the Pentium 4 is usually no longer planned for this year. What is certain, however, is the appearance of the 2.66 GHz Pentium 4 in the third quarter and the 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 in the fourth quarter of 2002.

Although the introduction of the 2.66 GHz variant cannot yet be determined with an exact date, Intel is certain that October 27, 2002, has chosen the correct date for the 2.8 GHz Pentium 4. The introduction of the 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 is now planned for the first quarter of 2003. However, this can certainly be brought forward to the end of this year if necessary. The next new product that awaits us is the new Celeron with a Willamette-128 core, which is to be presented on May 12 with 1.7 GHz. Nine days later, Intel will unveil the i845E and i845G chipset with FSB533 support for the recently introduced Pentium 4 processors.

In the long term, Intel has two more price reductions planned for this year. The prices for the Pentium 4 and Celeron processors are expected to fall sharply on May 26th and October 27th. According to information available to us, the following prices should apply to orders of 1000 pieces.

Prices of orders of 1000 pieces
Current price May 26th October 27th Pentium 4 Northwood FSB 533 Pentium 4 2.8 - - $ 637 Pentium 4 2.66 - $ 562 (At start) $ 401 Pentium 4 2.6 - $ 562 (At start) $ 401 Pentium 4 2.53 $ 637 $ 433 $ 305 Pentium 4 2.4 $ 562 $ 400 $ 253 Pentium 4 2.26 $ 423 $ 241 $ 163 Pentium 4 Willamette/Northwood FSB 400 Pentium 4 2.5 $ 637 $ 433 $ 305 Pentium 4 2.4 $ 562 $ 400 $ 253 Pentium 4 2.2 $ 423$ 241 $ 163 Pentium 4 2.0A $ 284 $ 193 $ 163 Pentium 4 2.0 $ 262 $ 193 $ 163 Pentium 4 1.9/A $ 225 $ 173 $ 163 Pentium 4 1.8/A $ 193 $ 163 $ 150 Pentium 4 1.7/A $ 163 $ 143 - Celeron Willamette-128 Celeron 1.9 GHz - $ 138 (Zum Begin) ? Celeron 1.8 GHz - $ 103 (To start)?

In about 6 months you will get the 2.8 GHz version at the current price of a 2.53 GHz Pentium 4.