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Intel to formally confirm Tejas canned today

The future is the Pentium M
Fri May 07 2004, 06:37
A REPORT says Intel will confirm today that its future Tejas microprocessor, the successor to Prescott, will never appear.

See Intel may have canned Tejas project.

The INQUIRER understands that another future Intel project, Tulsa, has also hit the chip equivalent of Skid Row.

The Wall Street Journal reckons that Intel today will confirm that Tejas will never appear because of problems with power consumption.

Tejas was to succeed Prescott at the end of this year, but there are considerable technical difficulties continuing with the P4 microarchitecture. Prescott itself generates rather a lot of heat.

We reported from the Intel Developer Forum earlier this year that the company was considering making dual core chips based on the Pentium M microprocessor. And that future plans for Intel desktop chips will be based on adaptations of the versatile and cool running Pentium M chip.


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