Tom heeft het tweede deel van z'n Intel Roadmap gepost. Besproken worden de nieuwe slot1 en socket370 Coppermine's. Ook heeft Tom info over de Coppermine-128, een Celeron met SSE:
I guess you are a little bit confused to find the name `Coppermine' even in combination with the name `Celeron'. Well, the explanation is pretty simple. Since we've just learned that Intel's `Streaming SIMD Extensions' are `indispensable' already now (which I didn't know so far), Intel thinks that the poor Celeron-user deserves his portion of SSE as well. Now we know that the current Celerons using the `Mendocino'-core are a Pentium II core plus 128kB on-die L2-cache. Coppermine is Pentium II core plus SSE plus 256 kB on-die L2-cache. The logical consequence would be that the new Celeron with SSE enhancement is nothing than Pentium II core plus SSE plus 128 kB on-die L2-cache. This is equal to a Coppermine-core minus 128 kB L2-cache and there we are, Intel calls that `Coppermine-128'. You may be surprised why we have to wait until Q2 next year until Intel will bless us with a SSE-enhanced Celeron. The roadmap has the following answer: "Strong yields of Mendocino have pushed Coppermine-128 later into Q1'00" - I guess it's too bad for us poor customers that `strong yields have pushed', otherwise Celeron would have received the SSE-intoxication-blessings earlier.
Verder heeft-ie de specs van huidige Intel PIII/PIII varianten (Klamath, Deschutes, Mendocino, Katmai, Coppermine enz.) op een rijtje gezet. Errug handig allemaal.