Price outlook on 'Tualatin'
A first outlook on the prices of the Intel Pentium III processors with 1133 MHz and 1200 MHz coming onto the market in June has been offered by the online shop of a retailer from Singapore since today. The CPUs manufactured in 0.13µ technology are based on Intel's new Tualatin core and are rumored to be available for $ 294 and $ 321 (670 and 730 DM) with a purchase of 1000 pieces. The shop in Singapore offers the CPUs for approx. 715 or 750 DM (presumably without VAT). So far, however, only pre-orders have been accepted.
There is also a new CPU from AMD's product range in the reseller's range and can also be pre-ordered. For example, the AMD Duron 950 MHz is only insignificantly more expensive than the 900 Duron, which is on the shelves in this country, at almost DM 225. Especially the apparently approaching series production of the PIII could be seen as a bit of a surprise. A few weeks ago rumors were circulating on the internet that the production factories for the 0.13µ technology are not yet ready for use and that the Tualatin will be about three months late.