Volgens dit artikel van PC World gaat Intel binnenkort een Pentium III Coppermine met een snelheid van 1000MHz demonstreren. Ditmaal echter geen supercooling toestanden zoals Kryotech, het exemplaar in kwestie zal gewoon op kamertemperatuur werken.
Intel claims that a Pentium III processor can achieve a clock speed of 1 GHz while running at room temperature, and will present a paper at a closely watched technical conference next month to describe the process, an Intel spokesperson said on Friday.
Intel has demonstrated a 1-GHz processor in the past using special cooling equipment. Producing a chip that can operate at that speed in real-world conditions will allow Intel to sell the part commercially for use in desktop PCs, the Intel spokesperson says.
[...] The processor Intel will describe next month, at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, will be a Pentium III manufactured with its advanced 0.18-micron process. Such chips were formerly code-named Coppermine.
Figuring a way to make a processor that runs at 1 GHz at room temperature is only part of the battle, notes Keith Diefendorff, a senior analyst with research and publishing firm MicroDesign Resources.
"Anyone who manufactures an 800-MHz chip probably has a few in their lab that run at 1 GHz. The challenge is whether you can manufacture enough to make it a commercial product," Diefendorff says.