Distributors throughout the world are frantically shifting stock after the implications of Intel's price cuts next Monday, as exclusively revealed by the VNU Newswire last Monday.
The price cuts as revealed here Monday show that the 200MHz "classic" Pentium is now the entry level processor.
But details received from a Far Eastern distributor today, show that massive dumping of CPUs is now the order of the day.
According to the document, P133 Pentiums today cost $78.50 when bought in units of 500, P166s cost $86 when bought in units of 1,000, while the MMX parts, to be made defunct by Intel next Monday, also show dramatic drops in prices.
The P166MMX is now being sold at $97, with the P200MMX being sold at $125 in quantities of 1,000.
This shows a massive move to shift stock because the price of the P200MMX on Monday will be $117.
Distributors are also attempting to dump their stocks of PII/266s in the run up to Monday.
Prices being quoted are $370 if bought in units of 2,000, while the new price for this part will be $357 on Monday.
And the PII/300 is being sold in the far East at prices of $525 today, while its price next Monday will be $505.
The P233MMX is also going through massive dumping with prices at $200 in units of 2,000.
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