ZDNet weet te vertellen dat de release van de Intel Coppermine op de 25ste van deze maand plaats zal vinden. De nieuwe PIII's variëren in snelheid van 533 tot 700MHz:
Intel, sources said, will make its Coppermine announcement Oct. 25. On that day, the company is expected to introduce desktop Pentium III chips based on Coppermine at 533MHz, 600MHz, 650MHz, 667MHz and 700MHz. A 733MHz should follow by the end of the year.
Pentium III Xeon chips for workstations and servers are expected at 600MHz and 667MHz on Oct. 25, and later 700MHz and 733MHz versions of the chip are due, sources said. These chips will include larger amounts of Level 2 cache.
Intel says the 600MHz Coppermine Pentium III, when combined with its forthcoming 820 chip set, perform between 12 and 20 percent faster than the current 600MHz Pentium III chips on performance benchmarks. An 800MHz Coppermine Pentium III will perform 40 to 42 percent faster than the current 600MHz Pentium III chips