Intel plans improved low-cost Pentium II

Intel plans improved low-cost Pentium II
Tom Foremski
As low cost PC markets continue to boom, Intel has revised its low end Celeron microprocessor plans, and will offer two new chips this year instead of one.
In the third quarter of this year, Intel will release a 300MHz Celeron chip, the current Celeron runs at 266MHz, and by the end of this year sources say it will offer a 333MHz version with an on-chip 128K memory cache. This faster chip is code named Mendocino, and will offer faster performance than the earlier cache-less Celeron microprocessors.
Mendocino will help address criticism of Celeron’s performance, which lags behind competing chips from Advanced Micro Devices and National Semiconductor, and even Intel’s own Pentium MMX chips.


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