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Intel declares Prescott pricing, intros 848P, 865GV chipsets

Desktop Roadmaps Grantsdale G, Grantsdale P Q2 next year
Mon Jul 07 2003, 10:26
CHIP GIANT Intel has told its PC customers that it will introduce the 848P and the 865GV chipset families to its line up this quarter, and claimed it has now added hyperthreading to every Pentium 4 desktop chip in its line.

Its line, that is, that includes the 2.40GHz, 2.60GHz, 2.80GHz, 3GHz and 3.20GHz microprocessors.

There are, as we revealed in the INQUIRER last month, no new clock speeds in the Pentium 4 line beyond 3.20GHz, until Intel releases its "Prescott" chip at 3.40GHz in the fourth quarter of this year.

The 865GV chipset includes integrated "Extreme Graphics 2" and will offer different front side bus speeds depending on the price of motherboards. The 848P is a single channel memory chipset that only supports discrete, that is to say, external graphics cards.

The 865GV will cost $34 and launch, and the 848P $31.

Intel also confirmed details of the Grantsdale chipsets being introduced in the second quarter of 2004. Those will include DDR2, a PCI Express X16 connector, a "third generation" integrated graphics core - probably licensed from ATI, a PCI Express X1 connector and more, four, S-ATA ports, as we expected.

The chip firm is telling its customers that the Prescott 3.4GHz chip will be introduced at a cost of $640.

The next big price changes are on October 26th for desktops, when the 3.2GHz P4 will drop to $420, the 3GHz to $275, the 3.06GHz to $260, the 2.8GHz to $220, and the 533MHz 2.8GHz to $180.

As we've noted earlier, the Celeron will launch at 2.7GHz in this quarter - it will cost just over $100, and on the 24th of August, the 2.6GHz will drop to $90, the 2.5GHz to $82, the 2.4GHz to $80. µ

See Also
Comprehensive Intel roadmaps


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