Intel: 133MHz FSB plot to thicken sooner than thought

PC-133 and RDRAM jumper interchange on 23rd August

Sources which in the course of their business have to be very close to Intel are reporting that 600MHz Pentium IIIs and 533MHz Pentium IIIs will arrive on August 23rd at prices of around $675 and $370 respectively. According to other sources close to these plans, Intel will release its Vancouver motherboard early September using the 820 chipset to replace the SE440BX-2 Seattle mobo. Intel will put jumpers on this mobo to allow machines to be configured to switch between RDRAM modules and PC-133 modules, the source said. The moves, if our sources are correct, will allow Intel another strike against AMD and its famous Athlon processor. We have already reported here that there will be unexpected price reductions come the 22nd of this month. No one from Intel was available to not comment on the reports at press time. ®

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