[quote]Originally posted by blabla:
<strong>Intel seems confident they will be able to ship a 3 Ghz P4 before year end:
"This leadership in manufacturing technology results in desktop microprocessors with the highest clock rates and performance in the industry. Intel's design and manufacturing improvements will help the company as it seeks to meet its target of shipping Pentium 4 processors at 3 GHz by year's end. "
Sure, marketing stuff. Still..
And, this May, expect to see the first P4 computers with 533 Mhz Rambus, and AMD PCs use 266 mhz DDR-sdram.
On the other hand, we got Apple. Still using a 5 y. old chip ( The G3), the majority of the mac shipped still got a 100 mhz sdram bus(!!!). He**, Apple is still selling a computer with 66 mhz bus!!!
But Apple is a very innovative company, designing round motherboards.
Actually, there are AMD boards out there that can use the DDR 2700/333 MHz Bus (ASUS model A7V333, reference URL usa.asus.com/mb/socketa/a7v333/overview.htm
), and there are already motherboards out to accept the 533 MHz FSB of the upcoming P4s (another ASUS product Model P4S533, reference URL usa.asus.com/mb/socket478/p4s533/overview.htm
). VIA also just announced a new P4 chipset, the P4X333, that has provisions for AGP 8x, USB 2.0, and several other niceities (sp?). Sorry for the non-linked URLs, gotta figure out how to do it. Any help would be appreciated.