News.com heeft een nieuwsbericht met info gepost over prijsdalingen van Intel en AMD CPUs. Er zit ook wat spul bij over nieuwe processors en hun release date:
In June, a number of business PCs will come out using the integrated "Whitney" chipset with a built-in graphics subsystem. While the graphics quality of a Whitney system will not be as high as a system that uses a separate 3D chip, these machines will cost up to $100 less, according to, among others, Peter Glaskowsky, graphics analyst at MicroDesign Resources.
The Coppermine chips will then come out in September, which will boost performance on high-end PCs. The Coppermine processors will contain 256KB of integrated secondary cache. Cache memory serves as a handy data reservoir for the processor, which reduces the time required to access oft-used data. While Coppermine will contain half the cache of a standard Pentium III today, integration will make it far more effective, said many.
In addition, the company will release the "Camino" chipset, which will allow computer vendors to include high speed Rambus memory into computers as well as take advantage of the latest version of the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP), a chipset-level technology that speeds graphics performance.
AMD, of course, will release its touted K7 processor in June at 500 MHz, 550 MHz and 600 MHz. Although AMD has traditionally played second banana to Intel in terms of performance, a number of analysts have said that the chip will equal and even best the Pentium III.