SAN FRANCISCO -- At a press event here today, Intel Corp. officially rolled out its awaited 0.13-micron Pentium III processor-M series with speeds up to 1.13-GHz at a price of $625 each in quantities of 1,000.
In addition, Intel introduced three new 830 chip sets designed to take advantage of the new mobile Pentium III processor-M performance and low power characteristics.
The Intel 830MP chip set supports external graphics and is available today, said the company. Later this year, Intel said it plans to ship the 830M chip set with high-performance integrated graphics. The 830MG chip set will also be available later this year with integrated graphics for lower cost systems, Intel said.
The new 830 chip set series use high-performance PC-133 synchronous DRAMs, which is 33% faster than memory supported in the previous Intel 440BX chip set, said product managers. The new chip sets also include 1-gigabyte memory support for a 50% increase over previous generations, said the Santa Clara, Calif., processor giant.
The new mobile Pentium III processor-M series is available in five speed grades: 1.13 GHz, 1.06 GHz, 1.0 GHz, 933 MHz, and 866 MHz. Intel's "Enhanced Speed Step" automatic mode enables the processor to run up to 1.13 GHz at 1.4 volts in maximum performance mode. In "battery optimized mode," it runs at 733 MHz and 1.15 volts, and consumes less than 2 watts of average power, according to Intel.
In 1,000- unit quantities, the Intel 830MP chip set is priced at $37.50 each.
The Pentium III processor-M CPUs are housed in either micro-flip-chip ball-grid array or micro-flip-chip pin-grid array packages. The price of the 1.06-GHz processor is $499 in 1,000-piece quantities. In similar quantities, pricing for speed grades are: $394 for 1.0 GHz, $278 for 933 MHz, and $247 for 866 MHz.