Intel will move up the launch date of its dual-core series Pentium Extreme
Edition 840 CPU and 955X chipset to the middle of this month, according to
Taiwan motherboard makers.
The dual-core products, which are aimed at the high-end segment, were
previously set to arrive by the end of next month, said the makers.
Intel?s 955X chipset is expected to hit the Japan market next week at the
earliest, the makers noted.
The dual-core 840 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading will be priced at
US$999, said the makers, adding that quotes for the 955X chipset should be
US$50. Motherboards using Intel?s 955X chipsets will cost about US$200 per
board, the makers estimated.
Other Intel dual-core products including the 945P/G chipsets will be unveiled
during the last week of May and be available in the market in the third quarter
of this year, the makers anticipated.