"Intel plans to strengthen its 1-way server lineup with the addition of new processors along with price cuts for existing products in the third quarter 2007. The price cuts and new products will help give the company's Bigby-P and Bigby-V chipset-based Garlow platform, scheduled for introduction around the same time, a head start in the market, thus paving the way for 45nm quad- and dual-core processors codenamed Yorkfield and Wolfdale in the first quarter of 2008, according to sources at Taiwan-based server makers. The third-quarter price cuts come on the back of an earlier set of cuts scheduled for April.
According to Intel's plans in the third quarter, prices for Xeon 3200 series CPUs will drop another 50% on April's price cut, while those of Xeon 3000 series remain the same. The company also plans to add one new Xeon 3200-based processor with a clock speed of 2.66GHz and three new Xeon 3000-based processors clocked at 2.33GHz, 2.66GHz and 3GHz, respectively, noted the sources."