Intel CPUs


AnandTech Weekly CPU Prices - Intel
CPU
Price
Change
Vendor
Shipping
Promotion
Pentium 4 - 1.5GHz (400)
$939
$254
SpartanTech
$13
OEM
Pentium 4 - 1.4GHz (400)
$839
$150
SpartanTech
$13
OEM
Pentium III - 1.13GHz (133)
NA
$0
NA
Pentium III - 1.0GHz (133)
$451
$12
UpgradePlanet
$12
Pentium III - 933MHz (133)
$330
$14
UpgradePlanet
$12
Pentium III - 866MHz (133)
$228
$3
UpgradePlanet
$12
Pentium III - 850Mhz (100)
$213
$1
UpgradePlanet
$12
Pentium III - 800MHz (133)
$185
$6
UpgradePlanet
$12
Pentium III - 800Mhz (100)
$181
$4
PCBoost
$16
Pentium III - 750Mhz (100)
$179
$4
UpgradePlanet
$12
Pentium III - 733MHz (133)
$178
$3
Atacom
$10
Pentium III - 700Mhz (100)
$154
$16
Atacom
$10
Pentium III - 667Mhz (133)
$145
$6
Atacom
$10
Pentium III - 650Mhz (100)
$141
$13
Atacom
$10
Pentium III - 600MHz (E-133)
$136
$1
Atacom
$10
Pentium III - 600MHz (E-100)
$145
$3
PCBoost
$16
Pentium III - 550MHz (E-100)
$140
$2
PCBoost
$16
Pentium III - 500Mhz (E-100)
$121
$0
Atacom
$10
Celeron 766 FC-PGA
$179
$0
MWave
$9
Celeron 733 FC-PGA
$119
$0
PeachPC
$11
Celeron 700 FC-PGA
$77
$2
UpgradePlanet
$12
Celeron 667 FC-PGA
$77
$2
Krex
$11
Celeron 633 FC-PGA
$69
$4
UpgradePlanet
$10
Celeron 600 FC-PGA
$68
$2
UpgradePlanet
$10
Celeron 566 FC-PGA
$64
$1
UpgradePlanet
$10
Celeron 533 FC-PGA
$69
$3
Compubuzz
$8

The Intel Pentium 4 has dropped to its suggested retailing price as soon as Pentium 4 reviews started to pop up around the net. Intel claims that each Pentium 4 will be bundled with two sticks of 64MB RDRAM (PC800), but this does not apply to OEM CPUs. Anyhow, a price drop of over $150 for the 1.4GHz part, and $250 for the 1.5GHz part is expected since vendors that attempted to jump the gun on the Pentium 4 release were obviously overcharging for the processors.

The time to upgrade to a 1GHz Pentium 3 is now for many people, and a price drop of $12 only makes it sweeter. If having a top of the line CPU is not your way to be, we reserved the lower priced best buy models for you. This week they are the 850MHz (100MHz FSB) and the 866MHz (133MHz FSB) parts, depending on whether or not you have a motherboard that can support the 133MHz FSB. You can go even lower with the 700MHz (100MHz FSB) and the 733MHz (133MHz FSB) CPU's, which won't burn a hole in your wallet.

Most veteran overclockers know the advantages on having a CPU with a 100MHz FSB clock opposed to the 133MHz FSB clock, and most current 700MHz (100MHz FSB) Pentium 3's easily hit 933MHz or more, assuming the motherboard and memory are able to handle the higher FSB speeds. Most current Pentium 3's are still based on the cB0 stepping, but luckily newer and higher yield cC0 based parts will dominate in the next few weeks.

The FC-PGA Celerons are still in bloom, and they still make for great upgrade options on older motherboards, which are mostly based on Intel's BX and LX chipsets. Celerons are legendary overclockers, and a good percentage of current parts make it all the way up to 100MHz FSB (66MHz FSB is default), so we especially recommend the 566 and the 700MHz models. We are still waiting for a price drop on the new 733 and 766MHz models, but for now the prices on them are ridiculously high, you are better off buying a Pentium 3 for the same amount of money.

Related Reviews

Make sure you check out our latest Intel Pentium III Coppermine and Intel Celeron FC-PGA reviews for more information.

Pentium III Reviews Publication Date
Intel Pentium III 1.13GHz (1133MHz) July 31st, 2000 5:10 AM
Intel Pentium III 933 May 24th, 2000 12:17 AM
Intel Pentium III 866, 850 March 20th, 2000 12:24 AM
Intel Pentium III 1GHz March 8th, 2000 8:00 AM
Intel Pentium III 800 & 750 "Coppermine" December 20th, 1999 4:28 AM
Intel Pentium III E FC-PGA (Socket-370) October 26th, 1999 11:22 PM
Intel Pentium III E "Coppermine" (Slot-1) October 25th, 1999 7:21 PM

 

Celeron Reviews Publication Date
Intel Celeron 700 June 26th, 2000 1:03 AM
Overclocking the FC-PGA Celeron April 17th, 2000 5:28 AM
Intel Celeron 600 "Coppermine128" March 29th, 2000 2:10 AM
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