DigiTimes reports that Intel has decided to remove the 700-series lineup from its roadmap. Instead the company plans to launch a 600-series of Pentium 4 desktop processors in Q1 2005.
Four 600-models are planned, with clock speeds ranging from 3.20 to 3.80GHz. They will have an 800MHz FSB and 2MB L2 cache.
Intel also plans to unveil two Pentium 4 XE processors models, running at 3.46GHz and 3.73GHz, respectively, for the high-end desktop segment in the fourth quarter of this year, the sources noted. The two P4XE chips will have a 1066MHz FSB.