Andy Grove, CEO of mighty computing company Intel, has officially confirmed the existence of the cut down Pentium II, codenamed Covington.
Intel will release the Covington in mid-April and as already revealed here in a Comdex/Fall report, it will cut out the second level cache and have a clock speed of 266MHz.
He did not give prices but all the indications are that the cut down Covington will cost around the $150 mark, when bought in quantity.
The product will use the cartridge Slot One design and include a Deschutes .25 micron chip.
At the same time, Grove confirmed, Intel will release a motherboard called the microATX, which is a smaller design intended to allow economies of scale. Intel will also employ a cut down chipset.
But according to sources, Intel will not have its own way over the Covington. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to beat Intel to the April 15 date by introducing its own cut down processor at a cheaper price than the Covington.
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