4/11/2001: Pentium 4: very quickly to 1,7 GHz and cheaper enough?
The experts in rumorología of The Register do echo of the last gossip to themselves on a possible, next and important descent of prices of the Pentium 4. Nevertheless, earlier Intel would introduce the model Pentium 4 to 1,7 GHz, perhaps in two weeks, with an initial price of throwing of approximately 776 $. Nevertheless, other sources indicate that it might do it with a price of 637 $ (the price of the current Pentium 4 to 1,5 GHz), after which the current family Pentium 4 would suffer a small descent in the price.
Be as it is, Intel would claim that per May the Pentium 4 had suffered an entire clipping in his price between 40 % and 60 % with regard to the current prices... if this information is exact, an eye. This way, the Pentium 4 would be located 1,4 GHz in 193 $, the model would cost to 1,5 GHz 256 $ and that of 1,7 GHz only 361 $. Too cheap to be true... or not?
A descent of prices, big or small, it turns out to be almost essential, but one must not forget that the current family Pentium 4 uses exclusively memory RDRAM (Rambus): the money that saves itself in the mike will spend it in this expensive memory and a not less expensive motherboard, and bearing in mind the current prices of the memoirs SDRAM and DDR-SDRAM does not look like a guessed right decision.
With these tactics Intel it seems to try to increase his sales in this family to gain time up to the arrival in autumn of the first reviews of the Pentium 4: first with a new socket (incompatible with the current basic badges), then in basic badges with memory support DDR-SDRAM (the same case) and finally made of 0,13 microns. To buy the current Pentium 4 has never been a good idea, but to do it before this (supposed) prices descent looks like a pernicious idea...
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News written for: Ignacio Jiménez of the Ship