Intel Introduces Pentium III Processor at 933 MHz

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Intel Corporation today introduced a 933 MHz Pentium III processor. This new processor is designed to power advanced desktop software for home and business, including entry-level workstation applications, according to the company.

In addition to being available today in systems from several major PC manufacturers, the new processors will also be available in single unit boxed versions from Intel product dealers and resellers.

"The Intel Pentium III processor at 933 MHz delivers awesome performance and enables powerful personal computers that can run demanding multimedia, content creation, and Internet applications," said Bill Siu, vice president, Intel Architecture Group and general manager, Desktop Platforms Group. "In dual processing configurations, computer users can have fast Windows 2000 or Linux multiprocessing systems for creating content, performing financial analysis or even playing games."

Last October, Intel introduced Pentium III processors featuring an integrated, high-performance Level 2 cache subsystem. This technology is key to the performance of the Pentium III processor at 933 MHz. According to Intel, most other processors on the market today are based on technologies that keep the cache memory from operating at full frequencies, limiting the PC's full ability to deliver performance to the user.

The new 933 MHz Pentium III processor is available now in SECC2 and FC-PGA packaging and is priced at $744 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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