Intel has delayed the launch of its integrated processor, codenamed Timna, because it needs to develop a method to connect the integrated processor to standard memory.
The delay, which has put back Timna's release to the first quarter of 2001, is related to problems with a component known as a memory translation hub, which also allows Intel processors designed for specialised Rambus memory to use traditional synchronous memory. Last month, Intel recalled nearly one million faulty 820 chipsets (CRN, 17 May). The vendor said it was working on a replacement for the faulty chipsets, due in the third quarter, but it has now been cancelled.
However, the first 820 chipset, the Pentium III-based 820E, is now available, although it only supports RDRam.
Intel has also temporarily suspended shipments to Intel authorised distributors of boxed Pentium III Xeon processors running at 933, 866, 800, 733, 667, 600MHz, with 256Kb on-die L2 cache. The move is in response to delays in the availability of motherboards that support these processors in the distribution channel, and Intel plans to resume shipments as soon as supplies increase. This does have an impact on shipments of boxed Intel Pentium III Xeon processors 550 MHz with 512kKb, 1Mb or 2Mb L2 cache.
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