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Dealers and distributors who are part of Intel's accredited route to market have been notified that there will be price moves on a range of parts probably around 26 January.

But, at the same time, it has warned "there may be price moves on products in Q1 that are not included in this list in order to respond to market dynamics" - a clear sign the firm is prepared to trim its rig depending on how the Megahurts Wars move.

At the same time, Intel has told its channel that there will be a further rebate on Pentium 4s of $28, and attributes this to "falling RDRAM prices". Dealers will only have this offer open to them until 27 January, so it's sort of a price cut before the main price cut, if you see what we mean.

The memo sent to its channel partners says:

"This email brings you exclusive late breaking news that affects you as an Intel Channel Program Member."

[A weary Mike Magee notes that many channel readers of The Register will have seen our roadmap stories over the Furtive, err Festive Season, and so have the details that Intel won't tell them about yet... See Intel roadmap shredder in OverDrive mode, which has links to most of our roadmap and pricing information.]

"Intel Processor Pricing
"Intel would like to inform you of the two prices moves planned in the first quarter of 2001. In order to better facilitate your business and planning we have provided the pricing roadmap below. There will be two price moves and we've indicated which products will be affected. Specific percentage decline and updated ICRs will continue to be published closer to the price move itself. In addition, there may be price moves on products in Q1 that are not included in this list in order to respond to market dynamics such as changes in RDRAM memory costs included in the boxed Pentium 4 kits.

"Intel plans to continue updating the price of the Boxed Pentium 4 Kit to reflect RDRAM memory costs in order to provide our channel customers a competitively priced solution and ensure a successful Pentium 4 ramp.

"Products affected by the price move on January 28, 2001 will be:

"Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Desktop
"1.5 GHz Pentium® 4 Kit**
"1.4 GHz Pentium® 4 Kit**
"1.3 GHz Pentium® 4 Kit**

"** Pentium 4 Processor kit includes processor, fan heatsink, and 2 64M 800 MHz non-ECC RDRAM modules

Intel® Pentium® III Processor Desktop

"1 GHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"933 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"866 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"850 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"800MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"750 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"733 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"700 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"667 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)

Intel® Celeron(tm) Processor Desktop

"800 MHz (FC-PGA)
"766 MHz (FC-PGA)
"733 MHz (FC-PGA)
"700 MHz (FC-PGA)
"667 MHz (FC-PGA)
"633 MHz (FC-PGA)

Intel® Pentium® III Xeon(tm) Processor

"1 GHz (SECC-Slot 2) 256K Cache

Intel® Mobile Pentium® Processor

"850 MHz (uPGA2)
"800 MHz (uPGA2)
"750 MHz (uPGA2)
"700 MHz (uPGA2)
"650 MHz (uPGA2)

Intel® Mobile Celeron(tm) Processor

"700 MHz (uPGA2)
"650 MHz (uPGA2)
"600 MHz (uPGA2)
"550 MHz (uPGA2)

"Products affected by the price move on March 4, 2001 will be:

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Desktop

"1.5 GHz Pentium® 4 Kit**
"1.4 GHz Pentium® 4 Kit**
"1.3 GHz Pentium® 4 Kit**

"** Pentium 4 Processor kit includes processor, fan heatsink, and 2 64M 800 MHz non-ECC RDRAM modules

Intel® Pentium® III Processor Desktop

"1 GHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"933 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"866 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"850 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"800MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"750 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)
"733 MHz (SECC2/FC-PGA)

Intel® Celeron(tm) Processor Desktop

"800 MHz (FC-PGA)
"766 MHz (FC-PGA)
"733 MHz (FC-PGA)
"700 MHz (FC-PGA)
"667 MHz (FC-PGA)

"Note: Prices Subject to Change Without Notice" ®

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