Intel cuts prices on desktop P4s and Xeon processors

Intel has reduced the prices for some models of its processor line, including the desktop Pentium 4 processors and some Xeon...

Intel has reduced the prices for some models of its processor line, including the desktop Pentium 4 processors and some Xeon processors by up to 21%.

The price cut affects 10 models of Intel's Pentium 4 processor, with the highest cuts in the 2.5GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.6GHz and 2.66GHz models.

The 2.2GHz and 2.26GHz chips as well as both versions of the 2.4GHz Pentium 4 processors, which employ either a 400MHz or 533MHz front-side bus, have all had their price reduced by 16% to $163 (£106). The 2.8GHz Pentium 4, has been reduced by 6% to $375 (£236) and the 3.06GHz Pentium 4 reduced to $589 (£371).

Intel has also cut the prices on five models of its Xeon processor line. The 2.6GHz and 2.66GHz Xeons have been reduced to $273 (£172) and $284 (£179) respectively. The price of the 2.4GHz Xeon with a 533MHz front-side bus is now $209 (£132), a drop of 11%, while the prices for the 2.4GHz Xeon with a 400MHz front-side bus and the 2.2GHz Xeon were both reduced to $198 (£125).

The most recent price list also includes pricing for Intel's 3.06GHz Xeon. The chip, which first appeared in Precision workstations put on sale by Dell Computer earlier this month, is priced at $722 (£455).

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