Intel's 3.2GHz Pentium 4 to ship 23 June

Or maybe 16 June

The 3.2GHz Pentium 4 will be launched by Intel on 23 June, sources familiar with the chip giant's plans have told Xbit Labs.

Or maybe 16 June, as Intel may change its mind, the site suggests. It's all a matter of choosing the time with the maximum marketing impact, since the product itself is already shipping, apparently.

The part operates across a 200MHz frontside bus, quad-pumped to an effective 800MHz. It's got 512KB of L2 cache and is fabbed at 0.13 micron. It is expected to cost $637, well above - as is usually the case - the current top-of-the-range model, the $417 3GHz 800MHz FSB P4. ®