Intel Puts 3GHz Pentium 4 Processor on Hold
Intel Corp. has delayed the release oF its 3GHz Pentium 4 processor due to anomalies in the new chip.Intel Corp. has delayed the release of its 3GHz Pentium 4 processor due to anomalies in the new chip. George Alfs, a spokesman for the Santa Clara, Calif., chip maker, said that in recent testing, engineers "found an anomaly with" the chip, which was scheduled to be released last week, along with a chip set for high-end PCs.
Alfs would not elaborate on the nature of the problems but said they involved only the Pentium 4 chips that support a new 800MHz front-side bus in the 875P chip set, formerly known as Canterwood. A 3.06GHz Pentium 4 with a 533MHz front-side bus has been shipping since November. Alfs was unsure how long the delay will be, saying only that Intel officials said they expect it to ship soon.