Rise roadmap arises
Chips aimed at low end of the market
Chip startup company Rise has outlined its roadmap and confirmed it will be producing a Socket 370 form factor, as revealed here earlier this year. (Story: Rise chairman confirms Socket 370 on way) Thanks to Jonathan Hou at FullOn3d for pointing us to the information. Rise said that it has started producing samples of mP6-366 and mP6-333 chips to desktop customers and later on in the year will move to .18 micron process technology using the 100MHz Super 7 bus. For its chips aimed at the sub-$600 desktop market, the schedule is as follows. Sampling: Q2: mP6 333, 366 (.25 micron); Q3: mP6 380, 400 (.18 micron); Q4: mP6 466, Socket 370 (.18 micron). Production: Q1: mP6 233, 266 (.25 micron); Q2: mP6 233, 266 (.25 micron); Q3: mP6 333, 366 (.25 micron); Q4: mP6 380, 400, 433 (.18 micron). Rise also said it will move to two volt versions of its notebook chips swiftly and will chip .18 micron processors later in the year. The mP6II will include 256K L2 cache and support for a tri-level cache architecture supporting a claimed 2,320K system cache. Chip clock speeds for notebooks and mini-notebooks will go up to 466MHz on a .18 micron process technology by Q4 this year. ®
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