Future Products For Notebooks
If you should have been impressed with Intel's Pentium 4 plans of reaching the 2 GHz-barrier in Q2/2001 already, the projections in the mobile sector might find your respect as well. In the next quarter (Q1/2001) Intel is planning to release the mobile Pentium III at 900 MHz and 1 GHz, thus being the first supplier of Giga Hertz processors for notebooks in history. Both of those processors will still be running at 100 MHz FSB, as all mobile Pentium II, Celeron and Pentium III processors do for more than 18 months now.
The second quarter next year will see a major change from that, as Intel will release Pentium III processors at 866, 933 and 1000 MHz that are actually based on the 'Coppermine-T' core which you already heard of in the
Basically we can see Intel pushing the mobile processor market quite hard next year, going from a 850 MHz Pentium III that is available now to 1.26 GHz in only some 6 months. Obviously those new processors and their specs require new mobile chipsets as well, which will be explained in detail further down the article.
The mobile Celeron is not in quite as much of a rush to reach high speeds as its bigger brother Pentium III is. In fact, the mobile Celeron seems to lag behind quite badly. The first quarter of 2001 will see the mobile Celeron 750, Q2/2001 will bring Celeron 800 and Q3 holds Celeron 850. By this time Celeron is far behind Pentium III and you wonder who will be interested in it anymore.
Here's a list that summarizes the mobile processor roadmap:
- Mobile Pentium III 900 MHz and 1 GHz, both at 100 MHz FSB
- Mobile Celeron 750
- Mobile Pentium III based on 'Coppermine-T' core (0.13 micron) 866, 933 MHz and 1 GHz, all at 133 MHz FSB
- Possibly Mobile Pentium III based on 'Tualatin' core (0.13 micron) 1.13 and 1.26 GHz, also at 133 MHz FSB
- Mobile Celeron 800
- Mobile Pentium III based on 'Tualatin' core (0.13 micron) 1.13 and 1.26 GHz, also at 133 MHz FSB
- Mobile Celeron 850