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Updated Another day, another Intel roadmap.

Now we've had time to digest not only Intel's plan to promote the Pentium 4 even more vigorously, both on price and through the early retirement of the Pentium III - converted into top-end Celerons rather than killed off entirely, we can update Intel's release schedule for the next 9-12 months.

We now have the release timeframes not only of the 1.9 and 2.0GHz Pentium 4 processors, but the gigahertz Celerons brought well forward from their previous late 2001 to mid 2002 release schedules.

You can see the short-term plan clearly: the 26 August launches and price cuts allow Intel to steer its customers toward the current, lower-end P4s for the back-to-school sales. The second round of price cuts, on 28 October, allow it to take advantage of the Windows XP launch that month - all those folks needing new, faster machines to run the latest Microsoft OS - while preparing the ground for the first 0.13 micron P4s in November. ®

August 2001

·1.13, 1.2GHz Pentium III - 0.13 micron Tualatin, 256KB L2, 133MHz FSB
·1.9GHz, 2GHz Pentium 4 - 0.18 micron, 256KB L2
·1.1GHz, 1.0GHz, 950MHz Celeron - 0.18 micron Coppermine, 128KB L2, 100MHz FSB

September 2001

·Chipset: i845 'Brookdale' - PC133 support

November 2001

·2.0, 2.2GHz Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood, 512KB L2

Q4 2001

·1.2GHz Celeron - 0.13 micron Tualatin, 128KB L2, 100MHz FSB

Q1 2002

·2.4GHz Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood, 512KB L2
·1.3GHz Celeron - 0.13 micron Tualatin, 128KB L2, 100MHz FSB
·Chipset: i845D - PC1600 DDR support

Q2 2002

·1.4GHz Celeron - 0.13 micron Tualatin

Q3 2002

·Chipset: Tulloch - single and dual-channel PC1066 RDRAM support
·Chipset: Brookdale G - PC133 and PC2100 DDR support

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