Intel on Friday launched a trio of low-priced Celeron chips.
The new desktop chips include the fastest Celeron to date, a 1.1GHz version, along with offerings at 1GHz and 950MHz.
As previously reported, PC makers Dell Computer and Compaq Computer have already begun offering the new 1.1GHz chip in desktop PCs, for prices starting around $850. Meanwhile, Gateway is offering an Essential 950c model with the 950MHz Celeron, 128MB of SDRAM, a 20GB hard drive, a CD-RW drive and a 17-inch monitor, starting at $799.
Intel demonstrated its 'hyperthreading' technology (formerly known as Jackson) at the IDF. Here's how it works, according to CNet:
Intel has confirmed it will indeed announce the 2GHz Pentium 4 in
just under two weeks' time - just ahead of massive price cuts
throughout the rest of the desktop P4 line.
Company vice-president of microprocessor marketing Anand
Chandrasekher admitted the arrival of the 2GHz part in a piece over
at CNET promoting Intel's upcoming Developer Forum.
Chandrasekher said the 2GHz P4 will be launched on Monday, 27
The "Arapahoe" 3GIO standard has been approved by the PCI Special Interest Group, paving the way for it to replace the current PCI bus. The PCI SIG's board of directors approved the new standard on Friday morning, although the standard will need to be formally finalized, then ratified in a later session by the membership at large. In interviews, executives at Intel Corp. detailed their plans for Arapahoe, seen as a universal replacement for PCI in desktops, mobile PCs, servers, and other devices.
Transmeta isn't having it all its own way in the ultradense server market it's been pivotal in creating. San Jose start-up Amphus yesterday announced ultra dense 336-way servers based on Intel processors. Much of the preliminary work was done with Crusoe, but the press statement is very gung-ho about the choice of Chipzilla as CPU supplier:-