Intel to intro Cumine 750MHz Pentium III Jan 10th

800MHz late Q1 and a host of flip chip Coppermines

Internal Intel documents we have seen give the release date of the 800MHz Pentium III Coppermine processor as being towards the end of quarter one. And Intel will attempt to fight AMD by introducing a 750MHz Coppermine Pentium III in early January. The documents also show release dates for a number of other parts, with the 10th of January red-inked as the date of release. In "late Q1" next year, Intel will roll out a number of different packages for the Pentium 800MHz, including a Slot 1 design, and a flip chip PGA design, and with bus speeds of both 100MHz and 133MHz. On the 10th of January next, Intel will release a 750MHz Pentium III, again in both flip chip socket 370 and Slot 1 versions. However, these 750MHz parts do not support the 133MHz front side bus, so there is an infamous "multiplier" implicated in their release. On that date too, Intel will intro 700MHz flip chip Pentium III, as well as a 667MHz and a 650MHz Pentium III in the socket 370 packaging. It will also intro 600EB MHz parts at 133MHz front side bus speeds, as well as a 600E MHz flip chip part on the 10th. Intel will rationalise its existing .25 micron parts throughout the course of next year, although the latest documentation, dated the 19th of November, still lists many "legacy" process products. ®

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