Feeds

1GHz CuMines rarer than dodo's teeth

Rare bird falls between a Roc and a hard place

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

In all the flurry about problems with i820 chipsets and "material costs", it's easy to forget that only a little while back, Intel and AMD were head to head over who would be first to rush a 1GHz microprocessor to market.

You'll remember that last week we reported that a clutch of second tier vendors were complaining that supplies were a little tight.

But now it appears that even Intel's top distributor, sorry customer, the Dell Corp, are finding the pesky chips as rare as hen's teeth.

Far from flagging the 1GHz Pentium III Coppermine with a "special edition" button on its site, the Dell Corp now seems not to give the option of any Intel processors running over 866MHz (if we're wrong, we're sure you'll tell us).

Instead, moles close to the chip manufacturer's plans telling us, Intel is readying itself for another round of Gigahurts madness near the end of the month, partially in a bid to attempt to queer Cheapzilla (AMD's) pitch with its Thunderbirds and Durons. Then we can expect a 133MHz GHz Pentium III announcement but don't expect a rush of machines to come trundling off the fab production line. These, too, will be in ultra-short supply for some time to come. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.