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Chipmakers put pedal to metal

As chipmakers unleash a slew of fast new chips, computer manufacturers line up to sell cheaper machines.

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As chipmakers unleash a slew of fast new chips, computer manufacturers line up to sell cheaper machines.

"In the consumer space, there is some evidence that the $399 and $499 stuff is attracting more buyers than is the case historically."

- Paul Otellini, general manager of the Intel Architecture Business group

 


Intel announces speedy Pentium III, Celeron chips
Intel has announces its fastest Pentium III and Celeron processors yet and PC makers follow with a deluge of new systems.

previous coverage Key testing results for AMD's Athlon due soon
For the chipmaker, the rubber will start to meet the road on August 9 when benchmark results for the new high-end Athlon processor are made public.

Intel, AMD ready fast chips at 600 MHz
Intel's new Pentium III and Celeron chips are coming next week, ahead of the first computers based around the Athlon processor from Advanced Micro Devices.

Intel cuts Pentium III prices
The move previews further AMD-Intel product moves to come this summer.