October 16, 2001

Intel's P6 chip architecture not dead yet

Author: JT Smith

CNET News.com: "The core technology behind the Pentium II and Pentium III apparently
will go on and on.

Banias, a low-power chip for notebooks and Internet devices coming from Intel in the first half of
2003, will be based around the P6 architecture, the processor design that is being phased out in
other Intel product lines, according to Kevin Krewell, an analyst at subscription newsletter
"Microprocessor Report." The chip will contain significant new modifications for saving power but
will effectively feature the same computing core as the Pentium Pro, which debuted in 1996."


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