Intel slashes Pentium prices
ntel has taken a sharp knife to its price list, slashing what it charges for its microprocessors by up to 61 per cent as the company makes way for its Core 2 Duo desktop and mobile CPUs. The chip maker also introduced some old-style Pentium D parts.
The new Pentium Ds are the 3.4GHz 945 – a version of the existing 950 but without Virtualisation Technology. It comes in at $163, operates over an 800MHz frontside bus, has 4MB of L2 and is fabbed at 65nm. The 805 – 2.66MHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB L2, 90nm – is introduced at $93.
Other Pentium D 9xx chips saw their prices cut today by 18 per cent to 40 per cent – the 920 and 930 were left untouched, at $178. The 820 now costs $113, down 37 per cent. Selected Pentium 4 5xx and 6xx chip prices were reduced eight per cent to 61 per cent.
Celeron D prices were also cut, by between eight per cent and 19 per cent.
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