Intel cuts prices on top Pentium 4s, some Pentium IIIs

Intel cut the prices of its three fastest Pentium 4 processors and of some of its 0.13-micron Pentium III Processor-M chips over the weekend. The cuts bring down the price of Intel-based business and consumer computers between now and the U.S. holiday season.

The price drops took effect on Sunday, according to information on Intel's Web site. The price of the fastest Pentium 4 processor, the 2GHz version, was cut 29 percent to US$401 in 1,000-unit quantities, a standard measurement in chip sales. The 1.9GHz version of the chip was reduced 27 percent, from $375 to $273, while the 1.8GHz version had its price cut by 12 percent, from $256 to $225.

Intel's cuts were not quite as drastic in the Pentium III desktop processor family. The fastest member of that family, the 0.13-micron 1.2GHz processor, had its priced trimmed by 10 percent, bringing it from $268 to $241, while the 0.13-micron 1.13GHz and 0.18-micron 1.1GHz versions of the family both had their prices cut by 14 percent, bringing them both to $193. The 0.18-micron 1GHz version of the Pentium III also had the price trimmed 10 percent, from $193 to $173.

In its processors for servers and workstations, Intel cut the price of the 0.18-micron 2GHz Xeon processor by 26 percent, from $615 to $455. Intel also trimmed the prices of the Pentium III Processor-S family, its 0.13-micron processors aimed at the blade and ultrathin server market.

The 1.26GHz version of the chip was reduced from $337 to $300, an 11 percent cut. The 1.13GHz version was given a 9 percent price cut, bringing it from $257 to $235. The 1.13GHz Pentium III Processor-S was the first 0.13-micron processor shipped by Intel; it started shipping in May of 2001.

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