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Pentium 4 prices and speeds, January to June

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These are the prices and the form of the runners and riders in the Intel stable of desktop performance microprocessors between January and June.

The 1.5GHz P4 costs $644 on 28 January, $637 on 4 March, $594 on 15 April, and $455 in June.

The 1.4GHz Pentium 4 costs $440 on 28 January, $420 on 4 March, $375 on 15 April, $316 in June.

The 1.3GHz Pentium 4 costs $410 on 28 January, $374 on 4 March, $318 on 15 April, and $265 in June.

The 1.7GH Pentium 4 will cost $777 at its launch, probably in May, and will drop to $666 in June.

The Pentium III 1.13GHz will cost $267 at its launch, probably in May.

The Pentium III 1GHz will cost $265 on 28 January, $241 on 4 March, $225 on 15 April and then seems to do a mysterious vanishing act.

All prices and roadmaps are subject to change without notice. The Register takes no responsibility for decisions Intel may or may not make.

One reader asks why there is a difference between prices we gave earlier this week and those in the story above. The reason is that the first one we saw was week 46, while the one we saw over a person's shoulder yesterday afternoon is a much more recent one.

The drop in the Pentium III 1GHz is particularly interesting, given that it was $348, and is further confirmation, if any were needed, that the Pentium III is indeed not that long for this world, that Intel is ramping up the quantities and is also mindful of the competition in the shape of ye olde AMD Athlon platform.

Mike Magee is not an investor in any semiconductor firm. Old news is only good for wrapping up fish and chips. ®

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