4/24/2001: New Pentium 4 to 1,7 GHz...: for only 352 $!!
It seems that the crisis of the computer sector, together with the effective AMD competition, they have done real damage to the giant and in other times almighty Intel. The new Pentium 4 has just announced 1,7 GHz, but the real news is not the new microprocessor, but his price: only 352 $ every mike, for orders of 1.000 or more units.
As for the mike in itself, it is absolutely identical to the previous models of 1,3, 1,4 and 1,5 GHz, except for the multiplier who allows him to reach the above mentioned speed and the guarantee of which it will do it of stable form. The high speed of 1,7 GHz allows him to overcome Pentium III of 1 GHz in practically all the applications, something that in many cases was not happening with the slowest models, and leaves him in good place against the majority (although not all) of the mikes AMD.
Nevertheless, it has a problem: it keeps on using the socket of 423 pines, that is foreseen is replaced at the end of this year, as well as the face and slightly widespread memory RDRAM (Rambus). Namely that very probably who buys a Pentium 4 will spend enough in memory and will acquire a motherboard with little possibilities of enlargement (in what at microprocessor speed it refers, of course).
Pero Intel NEEDS to sell, and if it is necessary to give some memory RDRAM (as it has come doing since it threw the Pentium 4) or to sell the mikes and chipsets almost below the manufacture price, it will do it. His loss of market share opposite to AMD is already a fact with serious economic consequences, and the badges Pentium 4 with support of memoirs SDRAM or DDR-SDRAM are still too much background.
Anyway, at least this time the new mike yes has a yield that justifies his buy (making other factors separate), and the price war should favor the user, although not neither to Intel nor AMD. While it does not break any for reductions excess...
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News written for: Juan Herrerías