Intel drops Pentium prices

Chip prices cut up to 24 percent ahead of earnings this week

Intel this week unveiled new prices on its high-end chips for servers, workstations and desktop PCs, chopping prices up to 24 percent. The biggest price change was to the 800MHz Pentium III desktop processor which went from $385 (about £238) to $294, a 24 percent decrease. The 750MHz PIII dropped 22 percent from $337 to $262, and the 866MHz PIII Xeon, a workstation part, dropped 16 percent from $612 to $515. The price of the 1GHz Pentium III processor remained unchanged at $990. The new prices, which took effect 16 July, are shown below: Pentium III Xeon 933MHz $719
866MHz $515
800MHz $425 Pentium III Desktop 1GHz $990
933MHz $669
866MHz $465
850MHz $455
800MHz $294
750MHz $262
733MHz $219
700MHz $214 See Chips Central for daily hardware news, including an interactive timeline of AMD and Intel's upcoming product launches. What do you think? Tell the Mailroom. And read what others have said.

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