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August 3, 1999
Intel introduces Pentium III at 600 MHz in IndiaIntel Corporation today introduced two new processors, the Pentium III processor at 600 MHz for powerful Internet and mainstream computing and the Celeron processor at 500 MHz for the entry-level segment.
The new Pentium III processor delivers Intel's highest levels of performance. The company claims that it also provides the best investment protection for Internet based computing environment.
Both products are now available in India.
"The road to the Internet is paved with silicon, and the powerful new Pentium III processor at 600 MHz helps turn that road into a highway," said Atul Vijaykar, director, Intel South-Asia.
"Powerful PCs will be required to quickly and easily navigate the tremendous amounts of information available to users as the Internet becomes more complex. The new Pentium III processor at 600 MHz is Intel's best processor to meet that challenge," he claimed.
The Pentium III processor at 600 MHz is designed more for an Internet experience with rich audio, video, animations and 3D capabilities. The statement said that with all the power needed for the next generation of Internet enabled software, the Pentium III processors should continue to deliver well into the future.
The Celeron processors has been optimised for 'value PCs'. The new Celeron processor at 500 MHz is Intel's fastest processor for the value PC market segment. With the Celeron processor line, Intel continues to use its manufacturing and system design expertise to optimise the cost and capabilities of value PCs.
The Pentium III processor 600 MHz, with 9.5 million transistors and 512 KB of L2 cache, is available now in 1,000 unit quantities for $669.
Pentium III processors are also available in 550, 500 and 450 MHz speeds.
Intel Celeron processors are now offered at 500, 466, 433, 400, 366 and 333 MHz speeds. Available in 'plastic pin grid array', or PPGA packaging, in 1,000-unit quantities, the Celeron processor at 500 MHz is priced at $167.
Both processors are available today in systems from major PC manufacturers as well as in boxed format from Intel product dealers and resellers.
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