Desktop Pentium 4 price cuts of 15.5-34.5% planned
for October 26 will bring the price for the top-tier 3.2GHz processor sharply
lower to US$ 417 from US$ 637. The price for Intel’s soon-to-be-released 3.4GHz
processors will start at US$ 637. It is reported that the price for P4 EE
(Extreme Edition) CPUs, developed especially for gamers, will start at US$ 700.
Intel is scheduled to unveil its Grantsdale chipsets in the second quarter of
2004 to support the new-generation Socket T (LGA775) CPU. Intel should also
debut the Tejas CPU in the second half of 2004.

Desktop Pentium 4 price cuts of 15.5-34.5% planned
for October 26 will bring the price for the top-tier 3.2GHz processor sharply
lower to US$ 417 from US$ 637. The price for Intel’s soon-to-be-released 3.4GHz
processors will start at US$ 637. It is reported that the price for P4 EE
(Extreme Edition) CPUs, developed especially for gamers, will start at US$ 700.
Intel is scheduled to unveil its Grantsdale chipsets in the second quarter of
2004 to support the new-generation Socket T (LGA775) CPU. Intel should also
debut the Tejas CPU in the second half of 2004.


Speed

May 11

Oct 26

% Change

3.2 (HTEE)

-

700

-

3.4 (HT)

-

637

-

3.2 (HT)

637

417

(34.5%)

3.0 (HT)

417

278

(33.3%)

3.06 (HT)

401

262

(34.6%)

2.8 (HT)

278

218

(21.5%)

2.8

262

193

(26.3%)

2.6 (HT)

218

178

(18.3%)

2.66

193

163

(15.5%)

2.53

193

163

(15.5%)