October 17, 2001

VIA preps Pentium 4 'clone'

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "If Intel won't give us a Pentium 4 bus licence, we'll make our own Pentium 4. That, in effect, is what
VIA told attendees at the Microprocessor Forum yesterday.

The chip - described in an interview with EBN as a "Pentium 4 clone" - is codenamed CZA and will
run at 2GHz, utilise an 18-stage pipeline to get it there, and employ a "Pentium 4 bus" and P4 design
concepts. It will be fabbed at 0.10 micron, but won't ship before 2003-2004."

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