10/28/1999: New Pentium III Coppermine suffer from scarcity and debts
Scarcely a pair of days after the official throwing (October 25) of the new generation of microprocessors Pentium III, based on the design Coppermine, Intel has turned out to be forced to recognize diverse technical problems that will delay the arrival of these mikes to the final market.
New Pentium III 500E and 550E in format PGA370 (the most accessible economically) would have turned out to be delayed until December by technical problems with the ratification of the spendthrift - fan; Pentium III for portable would not be available in quantity till the end of December or enclosed January; and those of format Slot1, the least affected, will appear in very limited quantities, especially those of major speed.
These problems of scarcity and debts join the already known ones between the memory RDRAM and the chipset i820, that provoked the postponement of this one up to not certain date. According to several analysts, the reason of all these problems would be in the excessive pressure in the one that submitted Intel sees seen by AMD, who has the Athlon (considered by many like the most rapid mike for PC) for already three months.
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