"Even though dual-channel chipsets for Pentium 4 processors have already started their expansion into the market (see our Intel E7205 and SiS655 reviews), the dual-channel DDR SDRAM will reach its peak popularity in April-May timeframe. At that time Intel will introduce new processors with 800MHz bus and will start shipping new dual-channel chipsets targeted at the High-End and Mainstream market. To be more exact we should point out a few key dates to you. The first Pentium 4 processor with 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus supporting Hyper-Threading technology will be released in the second half of April. This newcomer will be Pentium 4 3.0GHz. It will be announced together with the i875P chipset (also known as Canterwood), which will support the new fast bus. Intel planned that i875P will not become a mass product, it will be used only in high-performance workstations. In fact, i875P is positioned as a replacement for i850E. The new Pentium 4 processors with 800MHz bus will become mass products in the middle of May. At that particular time Intel is going to enlarge the new Pentium 4 family by introducing three new CPU models: 2.40C, 2.60C and 2.80C GHz supporting the same bus and Hyper-Threading technology. Together with the CPUs supporting the new faster Quad Pumped Bus, Intel will launch a number of mass core logic sets also supporting this bus. They will be: i865G, i865P and i865PE (also know as Springdale family). These chipsets will be the ones to replace i845 family and to bring the dual-channel DDR SDRAM support into the mass market."
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