Paz schrijft: "Volgens The Register probeert Intel uit alle macht de invasie van AMD enigszins in te dammen door zelf deze maand alles uit de kast te trekken. Meest in het oog springende datum is 19 juni, waar zowel de nieuwste Celerons (633 en 667MHz) als de i820e chipset worden gereleased. Daarnaast wordt gespeculeerd over de overgang van Celeron's bussnelheid van 66Mhz naar (eindelijk) 100MHz MHz":
It'll be a busy month for Chipzilla as it launches a whole slew of new products that it doubt hopes will take the shine off the arrival of AMD's Thunderbird and Duron processors.
The Solano i815 and i815E chipsets aren't even here yet and they're already getting rave reviews, albeit by being compared extremely favourably with the chipset you love to hate, the Caminogate i820. With ATA100, four USB ports, six AC97 channels and inbuilt networking, the E variant has the improved I/O controller hub, ICH2, as will its big brother, the i820E.
[...] On the desktop, the 19th should also see a 633 and a 667MHz Celeron, still at 66MHz FSB (The 700MHz flavour, pencilled in for September, could be the first Celeron part to sport a 100MHz FSB – it'll depend on market conditions (aka is Duron posing a threat?) rather than any tricky technical issues).
And, saving the best till last, Son of Caminogate, the i820E chipset, is also poised to burst upon an unsuspecting World on the 19th. Featuring the enhanced ICH2 I/O controller and up to four (count 'em) RIMMs which we are assured will work properly, the 820E will also support PC100 and PC133 SDRAM (although we are reliably led to believe the 133 stuff will only work at 100MHz).