Not only has Intel moved its Banias mobile processors into Q1 of next year, it has also revealed the next codename for the successor to Banias - Dothan, which will appear at speeds of greater than 1.80GHz in Q4 of next year.
Dothan is a 90 nanometer mobile chip with a 400MHz front side bus and 2M of cache, it appears.
Intel will now introduce 1.30GHz Banias mobile chips in the first quarter of next year, according to roadmaps seen by the INQUIRER.
Dothan, like Banias, will use the Odem and Montara chipsets (ICH4/DDR), and Intel will position these processors to move into all of its corporate segments during next year.
The Pentium 4M persists until Q3 of next year, by which time it will have reached 2.60GHz at the top end, with entry level P4Ms hitting 2.20GHz and 2GHz at that point, displacing all that old Pentium III-M stuff by the end of the second quarter of next year.
At the launch of the 2.20GHz Pentium 4M in September, Intel will price it at $562, and will also lower the prices on the 2GHz P4M to $348, the 1.90GHz P4M to $241, the 1.80GHz P4M to $198, and the 1.70GHz P4M to $171.
The Pentium III-Ms at that time include a 1.33GHz chip which will cost $508, and a 1.26GHz PIII-M which will cost $401.
Celeron mobile chips will include a 1.80GHz launch at $149, a 1.70GHz chip at $134, and a 1.6GHz mobile chip at $112.
Intel has also put prices on its Banias processors and the kit people can add to the mobile chips, and have even gone out of a limb and proclaimed the price of the Banias >1.8GHz Dothan successor.
At launch in Q1 the Banias processors will cost $637, $423, $294 and $209. When the Banias 1.7GHz processor is launched later next year, it will cost $637, at which time the prices of the first Banias processors will drop to $423, $294 and $241.
When Dothan is launched, it will cost $637, and the prices of the Banias chips will then launch to $423, $294, $291 and $209.
The WiFi kits willll add $30 or so to the price of the dualband Calexico types, per processor, and the 802.11b kit will cost around $15 more. Intel suggests this is to accelerate the adopton of Banias and Wireless LAN, and to move the 802.11 dual band model forward. It is also offering promotional kits and other incentives to push this along, it appears. µ
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