The Inquirer has seen some new desktop roadmaps from Intel that reveal the next round of Pentium 4 price cuts, including the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition's launch price. The roadmaps also hint that Prescott might not make it out until early next year.
At launch, the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition will apparently cost a whopping $925; Extremely Expensive, indeed. Thankfully, Intel is showing massive price cuts for its Pentium 4 line that would drop the Pentium 4 3.2GHz's price from over $600 all the way down to $417. Lower speed grades will also get hefty price cuts.
Against a $925 Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, the Athlon FX-51's $760 street price is actually a steal. A bigger problem for AMD will be Intel's next round of price cuts, which will highlight the fact that only a single, expensive Athlon 64 speed grade is available at 3200+.
|Geil lights up its Evo X ROG-certified RAM||0|
|Google Compute Engine is now powered in part by Pascal||3|
|EVGA slaps 12 GT/s memory on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite||11|
|G.Skill unleashes AMD-ready Trident Z RGB kits up to 3200 MT/s||9|
|Asus' ZenFone 4 Pro offers high-end photography and networking||15|
|Radeon 17.9.2 drivers put the pedal to the metal for Project Cars 2||4|
|ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy||4|
|Miniature Golf Day Shortbread||18|
|GeForce 385.69 drivers are Game Ready for a ton of titles||2|
|I still would strongly recommend against any of Kaby-Lake X SKUs unless you plan on upgrading to a Skylake-X down the road. Just stick with 7700K and...||+24|