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Chips charge ahead

Want speed? You'll have to pay for it because PCs with Intel's new 3GHz Pentium 4 will come with a hefty price tag. Also: AMD beats its chest.

Intel's 3GHz Pentium 4 chip is expected to inspire a slew of new, high-performance desktop PCs, but consumer beware: they won't be cheap. Meanwhile, AMD's gearing up to tout a large customer contract--center stage at Comdex.


Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce at the Comdex trade show a large corporate contract for PCs using its Athlon chip.
November 12, 2002


PC makers such as Dell will offer the 3GHz chip in their performance-oriented desktop models, which sell for $2,000 and above.
November 12, 2002


The chip giant cuts prices on its desktop processors by up to 27 percent to pave the way for the 3GHz Pentium 4, due Thursday.
November 12, 2002


The chipmaker expands the variety of chips based on flash-memory technology, which allows the storage of twice as much data.
November 12, 2002


Intel sells its Network Systems Group, a communications unit formed from its buyout of Shiva Corporation. The new buyer adopts the Shiva name.
November 12, 2002

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The chipmaker releases a speedy processor designed for laptops as the company seeks to take a larger piece of the portable market.
November 10, 2002