Kickassgear, sponsor van AGN Hardware, heeft wat info over de plannen van Intel met de PII, die zoals het er naar uit ziet op z'n weg terug is:
Intel now has 4 Processors in the production line; the Celeron (two formats, PPGA and SEPP), the Pentium II, the Xeon, and the Pentium III. It's getting a little crowded and it looks like Intel is about to do some Spring cleaning. It will probably be announced all over the web in the next few days, but it looks like the Pentium II is headed for Clearance City by the beginning of April. Expect massive price drops approaching 50% on the PII 400! That's nothing to sneeze at.
Our distributors are listing the Intel Pentium II with an arrival date of April 4th at just about half the price they are selling for right now. This is great news, becuase it puts the retail Pentium II 400 at the price range of the Celeron 400 right now! Oooooh. So for those of you considering upgrading to a PII 400 or 450, we suggest you wait just one more month, and you'll save a couple hundred bucks! We expect to offer BX6-2 upgrade kits based upon this processor, overclocked to 448, starting in early April for around $330! Stay tuned for more info. Kits made with the 450 overclocked to 504 would cost about $100 more.