Price reduction for Intel processors expected
According to 'reliable sources', Intel should cut the prices of numerous processors two times within the next week. Particularly affected are the Pentium III mobile processors, which with lower prices are slowly making way for the Pentium 4-M announced for March.
This is also the case with the first price reduction, which is still in the course of today will be carried out, almost exclusively the Pentium III-M affected.
For the second time, the prices are supposed to rocket on January 27th. Then desktop and workstation processors should become cheaper, probably mainly due to the delivery of their respective successors.
The significant price reductions of the older 'Willamette' Pentium 4 series is probably in largely due to the introduction of the 0.13µ successor, Northwood. Of course, Intel wants to boost sales of the new child prodigy with a larger cache. This in turn means that the 'old' P4 comes dangerously close to the new Celeron in terms of price, so its price will probably also be reduced. The price reductions for the Pentium III-S and the Xeon also result from the delivery of a successor. The workstation segment for which these processors were intended is to be taken over by the new ' Prestonia ' Xeon, also manufactured in 0.13µ.
That the prices for private customers are significantly higher should be clear to everyone. Also you will hardly get cheaper CPUs on Sunday ...