Intel plans to introduce two new entry-level desktop processors in August and October this year, and will drop the price of previous entry-level processors, according to sources familiar with Intel's plan.
Intel will launch the new Pentium E2180 with 2GHz frequency, 1MB L2 cache and 800MHz FSB on August 26. The processor will be priced at US$84 in 1000-unit tray quantities. The previous E2160 will drop from US$84 to US$74 while the E2140 will slowly step out of the market, noted the sources.
In October, Intel will launch the entry-level Core 2 Duo E4600 processor with 2.4GHz frequency, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB and a price of US$133. The previous E4500 will drop from US$133 to US$113, while E4400 and 4300 fade out the market, added the sources.
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