Naked Pentium III chip found in downtown Toyko

Makes early appearance in Japan with street pricing..or does it?

Updated Our friends at useful little Web site Chiptech often come up with some gems. Today it has supplied a URL where pictures of the elusive Pentium III and its pricing in yen appears. However, Intel contacted us this morning and a representative said he believed the part shown in the photographs are not the Real McCoy. According to Intel, serial numbers shown on the part cannot possibly related to the Pentium III. Where the serial numbers are shown, Intel has instead inserted "Intel Confidential" on its samples. So there's a bit of a mystery here. Unfortunately, our Japanese here at The Register is not nearly good enough to decipher what the page says. Correction: Our Japanese is non-existent. Here it is Wow. Intel is bringing the launch date ever further forward. And today we talked to AMD, which is keeping its launch date so quiet that we can't even book an appointment to find out when it is. ® Related Story Naked K7 found in downtown Las Vegas

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