i was just at newegg and i saw that they have the pentium 4 3.2 ee (oem) available but get ready to chuck out some massive bucks. cost: $1025.00 w/free shipping (for that price it better be free shipping). if you want the retail it's $1045.00 but it's on auto-notify (eta 12/15).
Wow, that took Intel long enough, considering the Athlon 64 regular and FX-51 has been out for over two months. Intel really has to get better at supplying their products, as some releases takes ridiculously long to come out.
OEMs buy far more processors than end-users. Of course, the end user that buys the computer still ends up buying the processor; but as far as Intel is concerned, selling huge volumes of their chips to OEMs means more to them than selling a few hundred-thousand (if that) to end-users. Once Intel has sold the CPU to the OEM... they could care less if the OEM is able to resell it afterward.
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