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Intel taped out Coppermine samples last week, a very well informed source told The Register today. Two megabyte of cache on die is the ultimate aim, we understand. Select OEMs have just received samples, we are given to understand. Yield, when it ramps up, is likely to start at 667MHz but move to 733MHz shortly after intro. The 256K Level Two cache will be far more integrated into Coppermine than either Dixon or Mendocino. It will have 32K of Level One cache but there two Level One caches, also integrated into the die. Sixteen K of that are instructions, and 16K is data, said our source. P858 will achieve more than 1GHz without any problem whatever, we can also reveal, without the benefit of Kryotech technology. Tomorrow, we will tell you all about Intel's copper technology, which comes with .13 micron technology, as already revealed here. ®

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