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Intel's Processor and Motherboard Roadmap

Intel's Processor and Motherboard Roadmap

According to the roadmap, the 1.3GHz will join in early 2001. The Pentium 4 with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz should follow within the first half of 2001.

In the third and In the fourth quarter of 2001, the Pentium III successor will then be available with a clock frequency of 2GHz, at which point there will already be two versions of the Pentium 4, one with socket 423 and one with socket 478, which will be introduced at the end of 2001. With the introduction of the Socket 478, Intel is preparing to replace the Pentium 4 with the Northwood, which will be launched in early 2002 with clock frequencies above 2GHz. In contrast, little will change on the chipset side. In the third quarter of 2001, the currently only Pentium 4 chipset, the i850, is to get through the Brookdale company. This will support SDRAM memory, which means that the expensive RAM bus no longer has to be used and the way is paved for the broad consumer market. However, Brookdale is not planning to support DDR SDRAM until the beginning of 2002.

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