Coppermine delay could give AMD aid

Sources say it's pushed back a tad and a half

Intel is not confirming or denying that its Coppermine process will be delayed, because it won't speak about unannounced products. But the word on the street is that CuMine, is, indeed, on the back burner. According to various reports, Intel will release 550MHz and 600MHz parts at the end of the year, and a 666MHz part in the first quarter of next year. Problems, problems. Compromises, compromises. But the delay, if true, will give succour to chip rival AMD. Intel's strategy was to introduce CuMine early and queer AMD's pitch. ® See also Coppermine taped out and real copper on way New high end Intel systems coming your way Future Xeon roadmap revealed Coppermine could finish AMD off for good Katmai was resurrected because of AMD threat Secrets of Intel's IA-64 revealed

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