Intel delivers a Pentium 4 with 1.6 GHz
So far it was only known that after the Pentium 4 with 1.5 GHz a Pentium 4 with 1.7 and then with 2 GHz will be released.
Since these CPUs are not exactly a tempting offer for OEM manufacturers such as Dell, as the models make a relatively large jump in price and thus only cover a very small market area, it seems that as if Intel would 'submit' the 'missing' processors after all. So there will probably still be Pentium 4 CPUs with 1.6, 1.8 and 1.9 GHz in order to further boost sales of the Pentium 4. According to unofficial statements, Intel will start shipping the Pentium 4 with 1.6 and 1.8 GHz as early as July. In September, the 1.9 GHz variant will come onto the market together with the 2 GHz model. The CPUs are all based on the Willamette core and are produced for the 423 socket. It is not yet clear whether the new (unofficially) announced processors will only be used in the OEM segment or whether they will also be freely available for end customers. In any case, the first OEM processors will soon be delivered to major customers.