Intel reveals Pentium III brand name

As expected, Intel Corp. has announced that Katmai, the code name for its next-generation microprocessor, will be called Pentium III.

Intel also announced the brand name for the version of the processor aimed at the server and workstation markets, the Pentium III Xeon.

The Pentium III is scheduled to be introduced late in the first quarter of this year, according to a statement from Intel.

The new processor generation builds on the current Pentium II core, but it adds a set of 70 new multimedia-enhancing instructions known as the Katmai New Instructions on top of the existing MMX instruction set.

Intel is expected to introduce the first two iterations of the long-awaited processor series, running at 450MHz and 500MHz, by early March, industry sources said. The fastest Pentium II processor today runs at 450MHz.

The first Katmai chips will be priced very aggressively, with the 450MHz version expected to cost only about US$50 more than a same-speed Pentium II processor, sources close to Intel said.

Intel, in Santa Clara, California can be reached at http://www.intel.com/. Intel Australia is at http://www.intel.com.au.

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