Goed nieuws voor AMD / slecht nieuws voor Intel: volgens MaximumPC is de release van de Coppermine met minimaal twee maanden vooruit geschoven:
Intel originally planned to release the Coppermine CPUs - 0.18 micron Pentium IIIs with on-die L2 cache - in September, but the company says the chip will now be released in November. Not all is lost however, as Intel plans to release a 600MHz Pentium III in September, but it will be like the current 0.25 micron chips, not 0.18 Coppermines.
Intel also announced that the portable Pentium III will debut at 500MHz, not 600MHz as originally planned, and that the company is scheduling a round of price cuts for Pentium II processors. Analysts said the price cuts could come as soon as next week.
Intel's production problems come at a bad time for the company as competitor AMD prepares to unleash its high-end CPU code-named "K7."