Intel slices up to 19% off desktop CPU prices

Paving the way for new products

Intel cut prices on selected desktop CPUs yesterday, as anticipated (see Pentium 4 price blitz to push out PIII and Intel warns channel of price cuts on 4 March).

The biggest cuts were reserved for older processors, with reductions of between five and 19 per cent on Celeron CPUs, and six and 11 per cent on PIII parts.

Only the 1.4GHz Pentium 4 saw a significant cut, of four per cent.

The prices of PIII Xeon, and mobile PIII and Celeron parts remain unchanged, though we're expecting major cuts on the notebook-oriented CPUs' prices on or just before 27 May. ®

Those price cuts in full...

Pentium 4

Speed (GHz) Cache (KB) Before Now Cut (%)
1.50 256 $644 $637 1
1.40 256 $440 $423 4
1.30 256 $336 $332 1


Pentium III

Speed (MHz) Before Now Cut (%)
1GHz $268 $241 10
933 $241 $225 7
800 $183 $163 11
750 $163 $153 6
733 $163 $153 6


Celeron

Speed (MHz) Before Now Cut (%)
800 $138 $112 19
766 $112 $103 8
733 $88 $83 6
700 $83 $79 5
667 $79 $73 8


Prices per chip in batches of 1000. ®