Intel roadmap updates: Rushing to implent NX Bit

Posted on Wednesday, August 11 2004 @ 12:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is urging to implent its execute disable bit on Pentium 4 and some Celeron D processors as early as September. It would only be impented on Pentium 4 560s, 550s, 540s, 530s and 520s at first, and only on LGA 775 versions of the Celeron D at 340, 335, 330 and 325 according to The Inquirer.

In mid-october Intel will release a 1066MHz FSB Pentium 4 Extreme Edition clocked at 3.46GHz, with 2MB cache. It obviously uses LGA775. Later in Q4 2004 the company will unveil a 3.47GHz EE with Execute Disable implented.

Intel will also launch the Celeron D 340 in both LGA775 and 478 in late September.
Intel appears confident that its Smithfield dual core chip will become available in mid-2005, this is for "creativity PCs" and "lifestyle PCs" as well as for the corporate marketplace, and will use the Glenwood and Lakeport chipsets. There are likely to be three SKUs (stock keeping units) using LGA 775 built on 90 nano technology.

The Lakewood and Glenwood chipsets are both scheduled for the second quarter of next year.

We thought that the Intel 915GV and 910GL chipsets, which support PCI Express, had already been launched by Chipzilla, but according to the week 31 roadmap we saw at the Porcupine yesterday, the 915GV Express will come on the 30th of August, while the 910GL Express will arrive in September.
Price cuts on Intel CPUs are expected on the 22nd of August.

Source: The Inquirer

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