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Flip-chip 1GHz Pentium IIIs hit Japan

Yes, Akihabara has them first - again

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Intel's expected onslaught on the market with flip chip versions of its Pentium III Coppermine 1GHz processor has started, with versions now available in Tokyo's hi-tech zone, Akihabara.

Price Watch Japan, which monitors the arrival of new technology in Akihabara, has information on the small core processors, which you can find here.

The processors are currently being sold on the street for between ¥129,800 ($1200) and ¥135,000 ($1250), according to these pages. Thanks to Firestone for alerting us to the news.

Supplies will begin to arrive to Intel's distributors, dealers and PC customers throughout the month of August. ®

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