Het is nog niet bevestigd door Intel, maar het schijnt dat de Pentium III ook in een Socket-370 versie komt! Het gaat om de 550, 600 en de 650MHz processors. Ze gebruiken wel een FSB van 100MHz in plaats van 133MHz de de P3 zal gaan gebruiken.
Intel Corp. is planning to introduce a socketed version of its microprocessors to enable new, innovative PC form factors, according to customers briefed by the Santa Clara, Calif., company earlier this week.
Essentially, the new "FC-PGA 370" configuration is nothing more than a Pentium III in a low-cost socket, similar to the 370-pin pin grid array (PGA) socket used by Intel's low-cost Celeron microprocessor, according to sources close to Intel. Intel will use "flip-chip" technology to bond the die to the package.
Sources said the flip-chip design will allow new, thinner PCs to be developed, allowing for more creativity in designing a PC chassis. By contrast, a Pentium III will usually ship inside Intel's single-edge cartridge module, whose physical dimensions are considerably larger than the microprocessor inside it. In addition, the module is mounted vertically, perpendicular to the motherboard.
A 370-pin flip-chip version of Intel's 550- and 600-MHz Pentium III MPUs will be added in the fourth quarter, and a 650-MHz flip-chip Pentium III will be shipped in the first quarter of 2000, sources said. A 418-pin option is under consideration to handle faster speeds and multiprocessor capabilities, according to confidential roadmap documentation obtained by EBN. All flip-chip Pentium III microprocessors will use a 100-MHz system bus, at least at the outset.
While the socketed Celeron and socketed flip-chip Pentium III may look similar, the Celeron will run at a slower speed and will also use a slower 66-MHz microprocessor bus. In the first quarter of 2000, for example, a flip-chip Pentium III will be released at 650-MHz, while a Celeron microprocessor will be released shortly thereafter at 533 MHz, according to the roadmap.
Pricing for the new flip-chip Pentium IIIs was not immediately available. A spokesman for Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., declined to comment on unannounced products.
Hier kan je het nalezen.