Intel will cut the price of its Pentium Pro chips by $35 in November but will keep Pentium prices stable until February next year.
The move is intended as a prelude to announcements, in the first quarter of next year, of fresh architectures, with the Pentium joining other generations of processors in the virtual Gulag of embedded chips.
But the moves to push the Pro as the desktop and server platform of choice will put pressure on manufacturers in their pre-Christmas period.
Intel chip distributors say that there are shortages of P120, P133, and P150 chips. One said:"They?re trying to move people off the Pentium architecture."
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