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Intel cuts prices on top of the range processors

Intel has reduced prices on high-end Pentium 4, Pentium III mobile and Xeon processors by as much as 30%.

Intel has cut prices on a number of its processors, some by up to 32%. The price changes, which took effect on Sunday 14, are mostly on the high-end processors, and are part of normal price transitions, following the introduction of new chips.

The 2.2GHz Pentium 4, which has just been replaced as the fastest Pentium 4 offering by the 2.4GHz model, has been cut from $562 per 1,000 to $423. Other Pentium 4s followed suite, with the 2AGHz going from $364 to $284; the 2GHz from $342 to $262 and the 1.9GHz cut from $241 to $225.

Mobile and server processors were also cut in price, with the LV/ULV Mobile Pentium III, at both 866MHz and 850MHz, dropped by 24% to $241 from $316. Top of the line Xeon 2.2GHz was cut by 24% to $465 from $615, while the 2A GHz Xeon was cut to $305 from $417, a 27 percent decline.

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