While most of us know that Intel originally planned to launch its Pentium 4 processors with 2.40, 2.60 and 2.80GHz core-clocks for 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus in middle May, it seems that the mentioned CPUs are may appear very early next month.
According to Hinnavaatlus.ee price-search engine, an Estonian company ATF.ee expects to start selling the Pentium 4 processors 2.40C, 2.60C and 2.80C with below 3.0GHz core-clocks starting from the 4th to 19th of May, when their distributor in Finland gets them, according to a spokesperson of the company.
The Pentium 4 processors 2.40C, 2.60C and 2.80C with 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus will be launched officially on the 21st of May, according to the recent roadmap of the company. However, we all know that Intel usually starts to deliver its processors to the customers earlier than it officially announces the chips, hence, some of the companies may start to sell them earlier than official distributors.
Currently the mentioned retailer offers the 2.40C for $250, the 2.60C for $300 and the 2.80C is quoted for $380. The Pentium 4 3.0GHz processor costs starting from $565.