Feeds

Intel stiffs system integrators over 1GHz chip

Just wait in turn for the candy, OK?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Ever since the official 'launch' of Pentium III Coppermines back on 25 Octoberh, Intel's distributors, dealers and smaller system builders have been the first to suffer from shortages of the processor. But now, to add insult to injury, the same people have been told that when the 1GHz chip-candy is being handed out, they will be the last in line. Intel is instead focusing its attempts to supply just about everyone else before disties and dealers get their mitts on the 1GHz Coppermine Pentium III it introduced at the beginning of this month. The chip giant recently circulated its distributor and dealer channel with the following note: "Intel® Boxed Processor Availability Update "Intel Confidential Information Disclosed under Non Disclosure Agreement "This is a notice to inform you of the current availability outlook for the Intel boxed processors sold through authorized distribution channels. This outlook statement is based on current expectations - it is forward looking and actual results may differ. We recommend that system integrators contact their authorized distributors for specific availability and pricing information. "Intel® Pentium® III Processor 1GHz "On March 8, 2000 Intel announced the introduction of the Intel® Pentium® IIIl processor 1GHz. Intel is initially working with customers that can provide the biggest impact in the consumer enthusiast segment at launch. Broader quantities of Pentium III processors 1GHz will be available in Q3 '00. Shipment of Boxed Intel Pentium III processors 1GHz are expected to begin at that time." So it will be the third quarter before there will be boxed Intel 1GHz processors. There's no word yet to the channel on when they can expect to receive boxed 866MHz and boxed 850MHz processors. But if the above is anything to go by, they'd better not promise their customers too much. On the other hand, perhaps it is yet another cunning way Intel has found to drive formerly loyal customers into the arms of its smaller competitor, AMD. ®

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.