Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/03/31/celerons_to_go_100mhz_fsb/

Celerons to go 100MHz FSB

And the 815 chipset is dead as dodo

By Mike Magee

Posted in Business, 31st March 1999 09:26 GMT

Informed sources close to Intel's plan said today that the company will introduce Celeron processors with a 100MHz front side bus (FSB) in the first quarter of next year. Intel always had the technology to do that with Celerons, as reported here early this year, but has now made the decision to go ahead. And at the same time, Intel will build the Streaming SIMD Extensions (aka Katmai New Instructions) into Celeron processors. At the moment Intel has not made a decision when Celeron's will use the 133MHz FSB, the source said. At the same time, Intel has decided to quietly rid itself of the 815 chipset and replace it with the 810E chipset, the sources said. ®