Two weeks before the Pentium 4’s official debut, some retailers have already begun selling the 1.5 GHz P4 for around $1,150 and the 1.4 GHz version for about $990. With no motherboards available for the chip, however, demand has been low. Dealers are saying that both motherboards and chipsets should be available in a week. The early release seems to be aimed at acquiring bragging rights for the fastest desktop chip on the market, recently taken from Intel by Advanced Micro Devices.
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