Prescott to come in December
The latest from The Inquirer is that Intel's upcoming Prescott processor will be released on December 3rd of this year. The new chip will reportedly launch at clock speeds of 3.2 and 3.4GHz priced at $417 and $637, respectively. Intel will apparently expand the Prescott line in Q1 of 2004 with 2.8, 3.0, and 3.6GHz versions of the chip.
December seems a little late for Prescott, which some had expected earlier. Intel's new chip should make it to market before the holiday buying season, but that still leaves AMD more than two months to win over enthusiasts with the Athlon 64.