Intel slices up to 34% off server chip prices
Xeon DP pruning ahead of Nocona launch
Computex Intel has quietly cut the prices of a range of Xeon DP processors ahead of the launch later this month of 'Nocona', its first 64-bit x86 server processor.
The chip maker reduced prices across almost the enture full line-up of 130nm parts, leaving only the top-end 3.2GHz, 2MB cache version and the bottom-of-the-line 2GHz chips untouched.
Other parts' prices fell by up to 34 per cent.
Intel is expected to launch Nocona on xx June. Nocona brings the chip giant's AMD64-like EM64 technology to the Xeon DP line, primarily to provide access to a 64-bit memory address space. ®
|Intel Xeon Price Cuts|
|Processor||Prev. Price||New Price||Change|
|3.2GHz, 2MB, 533MHz FSB||$1043||$1043|
|3.2GHz, 1MB, 533MHz FSB||$851||$690||-19%|
|3.06GHz, 1MB, 533MHz FSB||$690||$455||-34%|
|3.06GHz, 512KB, 533MHz FSB||$455||$316||-31%|
|3GHz, 512KB, 400MHz FSB||$433||$294||-32%|
|2.8GHz, 1MB, 533MHz FSB||$455||$316||-31%|
|2.8GHz, 512KB, 533MHz FSB||$316||$256||-19%|
|2.8GHz, 512KB, 400MHz FSB||$294||$234||-20%|
|2.66GHz, 512KB, 533MHz FSB||$256||$209||-18%|
|2.6GHz, 512KB, 400MHz FSB||$234||$198||-15%|
|2.4GHz, 1MB, 533MHz FSB||$316||$256||-19%|
|2.4GHz, 512KB, 533MHz FSB||$209||$198||-5%|
|2.4GHz, 512KB, 400MHz FSB||$198||$188||-5%|
|2GHz, 512KB, 533MHz FSB||$198||$198|