SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Look for Intel Corp. this week to show samples of its long-awaited chip set line that supports SDRAM memory for the Pentium 4 microprocessor, according to sources.
At this week's Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel is expected to show samples of its code-named "Brookdale" chip set series. The chip set, to be called the 845 by Intel, will be supported by several Taiwanese motherboard makers, according to sources in the country.
In fact, Giga-Byte Technology Inc., one of Taiwan's largest board makers, is expected to show several products based on the 845, insiders said.
Santa Clara-based Intel has been sampling Brookdale for months, but the company insists that it won't officially ship the product until later this year.
The chip set could give the Pentium 4 a major boost. At present, Intel's Pentium 4 processor works with its so-called 850 chip set. But the 850 only support Rambus Inc.'s RDRAM memory technology.