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Intel cancels i850 successor

Intel cancels i850 successor

As an unofficial roadmap circulating on the net suggests, the successor to the current Pentium4 chipset i850 is no longer being developed. Apparently, its function is now to be taken over by a drilled-out version of the i850 with the not very original name i850E

and, largely without design improvements, enable at least a higher FSB of (quad-pumped) 133 MHz. After all, the name for the higher FSB is constant. The new Southbridge (ICH4), which is also planned with this chipset, is at least as secure as support for USB 2.0, as is the waiver of the ATA-133 specification launched by Maxtor, which Intel does not want to follow div>