Price Guides March 2004: CPU and Motherboardsby Kristopher Kubicki on March 15, 2004 1:00 PM EST
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Yesterday we posted another Intel roadmap so those of you interested in Xeon and Centrino CPUs can better decide how to design your future purchases.
Unfortunately, 3.4GHz Prescotts still have not shown up yet; it appears their original delay of 2 weeks has turned into 30 days. There have been no cuts in Intel CPU's since the Prescott launch. Sadly, even when the 3.6GHz Prescott is launched at $637 with Socket T, the roadmap does not forecast any new price cuts either.
This week's Intel recommendation goes to the 2.8 Northwood 800FSB. Prescott has the larger L2 cache, but Prescott just isn't a Socket 478 chip; particularly at such a relatively low clock. You may wish to check out Anand's coverage on the Prescott launch.