Intel confirms Pentium II dead

Six months down the line

We have been predicting the demise of the Pentium II for some time now, as Intel shifts its customer base to the Pentium III and introduces Coppermine technology. But now it is official. Intel has confirmed that the Pentium II will die in six months time, according to wire Asia Pulse. The news service quotes Intel India director Atul Vijaykar, who said that Pentium II shipments will cease by the end of the year. Last week, we reported that Paul Otellini, a senior VP at Intel US, said the transition from the Pentium II to the Pentium III was the company's fastest microprocessor transition. ® Microprocessor Trends Site

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