Intel's Desktop Roadmap

P4 comes to Celeron line, 533MHz FSB comes to P4 - and more...

Updated It's 'all change' on Intel's desktop processor roadmap as the chip giant's latest update pushes back the release of Northwood, the 0.13 micron die-shrink, and the company drops its Rambus-based Tulloch chipset for the... er... Rambus-based Tehama-E.

Northwood will now ship next January, in the expected 2GHz and 2.2GHz forms. Intel will then release a 2.4GHz version in Q2 and a 2.5GHz version in Q3 - all of them with a 400MHz frontside bus.

During Q3, Intel will also debut the 533MHz FSB variant, dubbed Northwood B, at 2.53GHz. The following quarter, a faster, 400MHz FSB version - Northwood A - will ship at over 2.53GHz (2.6GHz?)

Intel will continue to roll out Celerons through 2002, with the 1.8GHz 0.18 micron P4-based part appearing in Q3, as we reported earlier this week. It will be accompanied by a 1.5GHz 0.13 micron Tualatin Pentium III version. Expect a 1.9GHz or 2GHz P4-based Celeron in Q4.

Come Q3 and Intel will release Tehama-E, the replacement for Tulloch. It will also offer (as we've reported before) Brookdale-G, which will add integrated graphics to the i845-D, the DDR200/266 version of the i845. Intel will also offer Brookdale-GL, which appears to be the same part, but designed for the upcoming 1.8GHz P4-based Celeron. Presumably, unlike Brookdale-G, it lacks support for the 533MHz Northwood B frontside bus.

Q4 2001

·Mobo: D850MV - ATX, RDRAM, Socket 478
·Mobo: D850MD - micro ATX, RDRAM, Socket 478
·Mobo: D845HV - micro ATX, PC133, Socket 478
·Mobo: D845WN - ATX, PC133, Socket 478
·Mobo: Englewood - micro ATX, PC133, Socket 370

January 2002

·2.0, 2.2GHz Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood A, 256KB L2, 400MHz FSB
·Chipset: i845D - DDR200/266 (PC1600, PC2100) support

Q1 2002

·1.3GHz Celeron - 0.13 micron Tualatin, 256KB L2, 133MHz FSB
·Mobo: Billings - ATX, PC2100 DDR, Socket 478
·Mobo: Pendleton - micro ATX, DDR, Socket 478

April 2002

·Chipset: Brookdale-G - PC133 and PC2700 DDR support - 400, 533MHz FSB - integrated 32-bit colour 3D graphics engine
·Chipset: Brookdale-GL - PC133 and PC2700 DDR support - 400MHz FSB - integrated 32-bit colour 3D graphics engine

Q2 2002

·2.4GHz Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood A, 512KB L2, 400MHz FSB
·1.4GHz Celeron - 0.13 micron Tualatin, 256KB L2, 100MHz FSB

Q3 2002

·2.5GHz Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood A, 512KB L2, 400MHz FSB
·2.53GHz Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood B, 512KB L2, 533MHz FSB
·1.8GHz Celeron - 0.18 micron Willamette (ie. Pentium 4) - 400MHz FSB, 256KB L2 cache
·1.5GHz Celeron - 0.13 micron Tualatin, 256KB L2, 100MHz FSB
·Chipset: Tehama-E - dual-channel PC800 RDRAM support - 533MHz FSB
·Chipset: Brookdale-E - PC133 and PC2700 DDR support - 533MHz FSB

Q4 2002

·2.53GHz+ Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood B, 512KB L2, 533MHz FSB
·2.53GHz+ Pentium 4 - 0.13 micron Northwood A, 512KB L2, 400MHz FSB
·1.8GHz+ Celeron - 0.18 micron Willamette - 400MHz FSB, 256KB L2 cache