Chipzilla to spill beans on Willamette later today

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Intel appears to be about to come clean on the early launch of the 'Athlon killer' Willamette, as exclusively revealed here a couple of weeks back. Chipzilla is holding a web briefing for analysts only (don’t want any of those nasty press animals listening in, do we?) later today and CNET reports that Willamette will be high on the agenda. Andy Grove is expected to reveal a Q4 launch for Willamette at 800MHz, going up to 1100MHz in Q1 ’00. Details of faster Celerons with 100MHz FSB and the system on a chip Timna are also expected. Full details to follow, but in the meantime check out our earlier story. ®

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