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Intel's Tualatin Pentium III needs a new motherboard

Intel's Tualatin Pentium III needs a new motherboard

The new Pentium III, code name Tualatin, which is still in development, will replace the current Pentium III for the FCPGA Socket 370 in the summer. The Tualatin is supposed to close the gap between the current Pentium III and the Pentium 4.

It is designed for clock frequencies from 1.2 GHz. However, the new Tualatin Pentium III no longer fits into the FCPGA Socket 370, so that new mainboards are necessary for the processor. The Tualatin has a 256 KByte L2 cache, is operated with a front side bus of 133 MHz and is manufactured using 0.13 µm technology. Like the Pentium 4, the Tualatin is equipped with the 'Integratet Heat Spreader' (IHS), which is intended to prevent damage to the processor core when installing the cooler.

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