Intel Denies Report of Prescott Delay
Taiwan IT daily Digitimes reported that Intel delayed shipments of the 3GHz Prescott chip until April, due to problems at the company's wafer foundry.An official for Intel Corp. denied a report Monday that said the companys 3.0GHz "Prescott" chip has been delayed until April. Taiwan IT daily Digitimes reported that Intel delayed shipments of the 3GHz Prescott chip from mid-March, due to problems at the companys wafer foundry. However, Intel spokesman George Alfs said the 3GHz chip has been available for sale since the companys announcement of the new chips on Feb. 2. As proof, he cited retailer NewEggs product listing of the part, which is being sold for a specal sale price of $235.
A quick ExtremeTech survey of dealer sites listed on PriceWatch, however, shows the Prescott chips listed by only a handful of merchants. The Digitimes report claimed that the alleged shortages would only affect distributors; the effect on OEMs was not known.