Saturday, May 08

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Everything New Is Old Again

Intel's forthcoming "Tejas" processor - a 64-bit version of the Pentium 4 - appears to have been cancelled, according to these reports in The Inquirer. Instead, Intel will concentrate on adding 64-bit goodness to its forthcoming "Jonah", "Conroe", and "Merom" processors, which will gradually replace the Pentium 4.

Now, the interesting thing is, all of these are descendants of the current Pentium M processors found in many notebook computers, often under the name "Centrino". And the Pentium M - although Intel do not publicise this - is really a modified version of the Pentium III.

Which in turn is a slightly modified version of the Pentium II.

Which is in turn is a slightly modified version of the Pentium Pro - which first appeared back in 1995.

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1 Which is why I've only bought AMD for the last 4 years or so. Oh, and AMD's 64 bit capable processor... gee, it's actually already been on the market for some time, hasn't it? Good old Intel.

Posted by: Light & Dark at Monday, May 10 2004 01:10 AM (Hrm9v)

2 The architecture traces back to the 80386, and I would bet that there are minor details which go all the way back to the 8008.

Posted by: triticale at Friday, June 04 2004 02:36 PM (YmQkS)

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