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We took extensive notes. Solano, Greendale well advanced

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Intel pulled down pages which showed references to some up and coming chipsets only minutes after they were posted, cheating many readers of the chance to see information about unannounced products. The first time we posted the URLs, Intel took down the pages only moments after we noticed them. On the second occasion, after we had found fresh references, the pages were up for a little longer, presumably because Chipzilla thought it had fixed the problem. We were able to see and take notes from the pages before they disappeared for the second time, so can report on what was contained in the two documents. We can't publish the whole lot, because clearly that would be a breach of Intel's copyright... Both related to software installation for the following chipsets: The 810, the 820, the 840, the 430TX, 440BX, 440DX, 440EX, the 440GX, the 440GX AGPset, the 440LX AGPset, the 440MX and the 440ZX AGPset. The "unannounced" chipsets alluded to in the documents are the Solano, the Timna, the Greendale, the 810-M, the Colusa and the Tehama. The first document makes references to added support for Windows 2000, using the Intel installation utility and to a number of INF files, including ones for Colusa, Greendale, Tehama, Timna and Solano sets. The software also offers support for Microsoft's Windows Millennium beta OS. The first document, over four weeks old, indicates that beta testing on the Solano chipset, which supports PC-133 memory, is far advanced. Our understanding is that samples of this chipset will be delivered to Intel customers in the next week or two. The Greendale and Colusa chipsets are also clearly in an advanced stage, judging by the revisions it has already undergone. The second document adds little more information to the first, except to confirm a high level of integration for USB in the Solano chipset. An Intel representative confirmed yesterday that the company could not comment on unannounced products. ®

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