Intel Sets the Prices for 64-bit Pentium 4 Processors

@ 2004/05/13
Intel had set the prices for its Pentium 4 processors with enabled Extended Memory 64 Technology, X-bit labs has learnt. Apparently, the chips will not be more expensive compared to the products with no 64-bit capability.

Starting from August 1, 2004 for $278

Intel Pentium 4 processors with 64-bit registers will officially start to be sold on the 1st of August, 2004, at speed-bins and price-points equal to the ordinary desktop Pentium 4 chips.

The product line will contain Pentium 4 at 3.20GHz, 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz priced at $278, $417 and $637 respectively. But on the August, 22, Intel is said to slash the pricing of its 3.40GHz and 3.60GHz chips to $278 and $417. A $637 SKU will join the family of 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 processors with 3.80GHz product introduction. The costs of the Pentium 4 chips with Extended Memory 64 Technology will be equal to processors with no such capability at the same core-clock.

The new chips aimed at server and workstation markets will work with i925X or i925XE chipsets and will come in LGA775 form-factor.

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Comment from Sarcastro @ 2004/05/13
people want 64bit so Intel doesn't really care wether they get a 64bit processing capable CPU, a 64bit Extended memory BS or 64 bits of a proc. Just as long as there's 64 in the title.
Comment from DUR0N @ 2004/05/13
only 64 bit memory registers? lol, totally useless for normal people. Who cares about having more than 4gb of RAM? only the Xeon users do!