The Register heeft in dit nieuwsbericht wat info losgelaten over de prijzen van Intel's Coppermine processor die in de week van 25 oktober gereleased wordt. Hieronder heb je een flinke hap uit het bericht:
We can now reveal the dealer prices for the upcoming Coppermine parts, which will be introduced in the week starting October 25. Distributors worldwide are alerting their dealers early, in order to capitalise on the opportunity. Our information comes from two separate dealers (sorry, resellers), both of which would prefer to stay anonymous.
The top of the range 733MHz part, a Pentium III with 133MHz front side (FSB) bus which includes 256K of cache and active cooling, will cost $810 when bought in boxes of 10, and $790 if dealers splash out for 100 pieces. It has the exciting designation BX80526U733256E.
A 700MHz Pentium III but only using the 100MHz FSB but also with 256K cache and active cooling will cost $785/10, or $770/100.
The 667MHz/133 will cost $630/10, or $620/100, while the 650MHz/100 will cost $610/10 or $595/100. These have the same amount of cache and active cooling.
Intel's next step will be to introduce Coppermine parts with larger caches, as it gradually moves to the .18 micron model. At the spring Intel Developer Forum, Pat Gelsinger, a senior VP at the corporation, revealed that by February 2000, his company would have several fabs bashing out the Coppermine technology.
The Socket 370 parts, which are 500MHz/100FSB and 550MHz/100FSB units coming with 256K cache and spelling the beginning of the end of slot one, will cost $255/10 and $385/10.
Intel will also introduce fast Xeon parts on the same day. The 733MHz/256 will cost $865 for 10, while the 667MHz will cost $688 for 10. It should be carefully noted that Intel is beginning to push Xeon and the desktop processors far closer together, as it readies future processor debuts.
We have been shown copies of the current Intel price list, which is enough to make the most hardened marketing manager at a PC manufacturer, or a distributor, or a dealer, quiver. At the same time, it will be harder than ever for people buying PCs to figure out the starting price.
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