Intel slashes high performance chip prices

Intel has slashed the prices of some of its high performance chips as part of an ongoing price war with AMD

Intel has slashed the prices of some of its high performance chips as part of an ongoing price war with AMD.

The price cuts offered to PC manufacturers should eventually lead to cheaper prices on machines for users.

AMD cut prices for some of its chips earlier this week as part of its strategy to continue taking business away from Intel in all market segments.

Intel has reduced the price on its Pentium D processor, the 960, which runs at 3.6GHz by 40%, from $530 (£302) to $316.

The company has also reduced prices on Pentium 4 chips that support Intel’s new hyper-threading technology, designed to enable machines to complete a greater number of multiple tasks at the same time.

The 3.6GHz version of this processor has been reduced 54%, down to $183. The 3.2GHz chip has gone down 61%, to $84, and the 3GHz version has been reduced to $74, representing a 58% fall.

Intel has just unveiled its Core 2 Duo processor line-up, with ten new chips designed to offer faster processing while at the same time offering improved power efficiency.

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