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1 Premio Desktop and Intel Processor Roadmap for Q4/2002 Premio Desktop and Intel Processor Roadmap for Q4/2002 to Q3/2003 By Calvin Chen Technical Director

2 Agenda  Intel Desktop Processor Overview  Intel Desktop Processor Roadmap -- Q4/2002, Q1/2003, Q2/2003, and Q3/2003 Breakdown  Premio Desktop Roadmap -- Q4/2002, Q1/2003, Q2/2003, and Q3/2003 Breakdown  Other Desktop Technologies (USB, Firewire, AGP, etc.)  Summary

3 Intel Desktop Processor Overview  Intel’s P4 transition from the Willamette core (0.18 micro / 256K cache) to the Northwood core (0.13 micron / 512K cache) will be complete by the end of 2002  The next phase is to transition the P4 from the 400MHz front side bus (FSB) to the faster 533MHz FSB and FASTEST 800MHz FSB  By Q1/2003, the only P4 400MHz FSB CPU available will be the 2.0A GHz, everything else will 533MHz  Intel’s 2003 initiative is to get Hyper-Threading (HT) enabled CPUs down to desktop systems; currently, only the P4/3.06GHz is HT  It won’t be until Q2/2003 when Intel will make a major HT push by releasing P4 CPUs with an even faster FSB of 800MHz  On the Celeron side, Intel will transition to the Northwood core and continue ramping up the speeds in 100MHz increments  Celeron FSB and L2 cache will remain at 400MHz and 128K

4 Intel Desktop Processor Roadmap P4-W = Willamette core (0.18 micron); 256K L2 cache; 400MHz FSB P4-N/400 = Northwood core (0.13 micron); 512K L2 cache; 400MHz FSB P4-N/533 = Northwood core (0.13 micron); 512K L2 cache; 533MHz FSB P4-N/800 = Northwood core (0.13 micron); 512K L2 cache; 800MHz FSB Celeron-W = Willamette core (0.18 micron); 128K L2 cache; 400MHz FSB Celeron-N = Northwood core (0.13 micron); 128K L2 cache; 400MHz FSB Red denotes P4 with Hyper-Threading Technology

5 Intel Processor Q4/2002 Breakdown  The Celeron will transition to the Northwood core this quarter, so Intel can continue ramping up the speed  Celeron will hit 2.20GHz by the end of 2002  The Celeron (all speeds) will still be running at 400MHz FSB with 128K L2 cache; the reason is because Intel doesn’t want the Celeron overlapping into the P4-Northwood (400 or 533/FSB/512K) space  For the P4 processor, the majority will be Northwood core (512K)  Intel will begin to phase out the 400MHz FSB CPUs during this quarter  The fastest P4 available (and the only one with Hyper-Threading) will be the P4/3.06GHz  The remaining 533FSB CPUs (2.4B, 2.53, 2.66, and 2.80GHz) and 400FSB CPUs (1.8A, 2.0A, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6GHz) will not have Hyper-Threading

6 Intel Processor Q1/2003 Breakdown  No major changes for Q1/2003  Intel will be phasing out the 400FSB P4s in favor of the 533FSB  Highest speed P4 will still be at 3.06GHz  No changes for the Celeron

7 Intel Processor Q2/2003 Breakdown  In this quarter, Intel will release their next generation P4 chipset codename “Springdale”  Springdale will bring the following new technologies to desktop platforms: AGP 8X, DDR400, serial ATA, 800MHz FSB, and possibly integrated wireless support  Accompanying the Springdale chipset will be a new line of P4 running at 800MHz FSB with speeds of 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 3.0, and 3.2GHz  All 800MHz FSB P4 will be HT enabled  Intel will keep the 533MHz FSB P4s around till the end of 2003  No major change for the Celeron, other than a minor speed bump to 2.3GHz

8 Intel Processor Q3/2003 Breakdown  After the launch of the Springdale chipset and the P4 800MHz FSB CPUs in the last quarter, things will settle down again  So no major changes on the P4 and Celeron side for this quarter  But going forward to Q4/2003, we should see the release of the next generation P4 core codename “Prescott”  See the upcoming slide Desktop Q3/2003 for more details about Prescott

9 Premio Desktop Roadmap * = denotes new product

10 Premio Desktop Q4/2002 Breakdown  For our Premio desktop product line-up, we have three categories: NetPC/Mini PC, micro ATX, and ATX  For NetPC/MiniPC (Calypso/Argos/Proteus), we currently have the Calypso 4; Argos S651, 845GL, and 845EM; Proteus S651, 845GL, 845EM, and 845EPT2L  For micro ATX (Minos), we currently have the S651, 845GL, 845EPT2L, and 845EM  We will phase out the 845GL once our inventory is exhausted  For ATX (Athena/Shadowhawk G2), we have the Athena 845D (400MHz FSB only), which we will phase out once inventory is exhausted  For the 533FSB side, we have the Athena 845E, 845EBG2, 845EBG2L, and 850E (Rambus PC800); currently only the 845E supports the P4/3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading  We will be skipping the 845PE chipset (which only adds DDR333 support); the performance delta between DDR266 and DDR333 is only about 1-2%  See this PDF file for benchmarking numbers:

11 Premio Desktop Q1/2003 Breakdown  On the NetPC/MiniPC end, we will introduce two new platforms:  Calypso 4E, which will use the Intel 845GV chipset to give us 533FSB and HT support  S651B, which is a revision of our S651 add HT support  We will begin to phase out the Minos/Argos/Proteus 845EM this quarter  For the Athena/Shadowhawk G2, we will phase out the 850E in favor of the 850E2, which will add Rambus PC1066 support  The Athena 850E2 life cycle will be relatively short, because Intel will be dropping Rambus support in the future and going with a dual channel DDR333/400 solution with their upcoming Springdale chipset

12 Premio Desktop Q2/2003 Breakdown  In this quarter, Intel will launch their Springdale chipset, which is the successor to their 845x chipset  We will be using two version of the Springdale chipset: Springdale-PE and Springdale-G  Springdale-PE will support 800/533/400FSB, dual channel DDR400, and AGP 8X (no integrated video)  For the Athena/Shadowhawk G2, we will launch the Springdale-PE platform  For the Minos/Argos/Proteus series, we will launch the Springdale-G (which has all the features of Springdale-PE w/ the addition of integrated video)  We will continue to keep the S651B around, as long as there is sufficient demand  The 845E will be discontinued in favor of the Springdale-PE

13 Premio Desktop Q3/2003 Breakdown  After the launch of the Springdale chipset, things will settle again for awhile  So no major changes to our desktop platforms in Q3/2003  By this time, all the desktops should have Hyper-Threading and at least 533FSB support w/ USB 2.0  Looking beyond to Q4/2003, Intel will release their next generation P4 CPU core codename Prescott  Prescott will be the successor to the Northwood core (0.13 micron, 512K L2 cache)  Details for Prescott are sketchy at best now, but it will be 0.09 micron and may have 1MB L2 cache, and will probably start life at 3.4GHz or higher  Prescott FSB will probably remain at 800MHz  Currently, it's unknown if Prescott will require a new chipset

14 Other Desktop Technologies  USB 2.0: It's available now; keep in mind that USB 2.0 is backwards compatible w/ USB 1.1 devices. It is also known as Hi-Speed USB. This should take us to the end of 2003. There are no plans for USB 3.0 yet.  IEEE1394/Firewire: Currently, Firewire maxes out at 400Mbps; Firewire is mainly used for DV (digital video) editing. With the advent of USB 2.0, Firewire will be a niche technology for use with video editing only

15 Other Desktop Technologies (cont.)  Serial ATA is the evolution of IDE technology; current ATA-100 is the standard; (ATA-133 is available, but since it is not officially supported by Intel, it will remain a niche technology)  Serial ATA will start at SATA-150, or 150MB/sec  Specs for SATA II (300MB/sec) and III (600MB/sec [!!!]) are already in progress  Two major benefits of SATA is thinner cable and lower voltage requirements  Current flat ribbon ATA-100 cable is wide and can restrict airflow inside a chassis (see picture on right); while the SATA cable are much thinner and flexible  SATA will not take off until the introduction of the Springdale chipset in Q2/2003; in the meantime, you will probably see some 3 rd party SATA PCI controllers  HDD makers will not transition from the current 40 pin IDE HDDs to SATA HDDs unless there is a strong demand

16 Other Desktop Technologies (cont.)  Memory: We have DDR266 and DDR333 now. There is no real incentive to jump to DDR333, as the performance gain is very slight. As far as Intel is concern, Rambus is dead; Intel will not have any Rambus chipset beyond PC1066. Instead, Intel will be using dual channel DDR400 (effectively giving us DDR800) in their Springdale chipset  AGP: For the majority of desktop systems, AGP 4X will continue to be the norm; currently, ATI Radeon 9700 is AGP 8X, and nVidia is revising some of their current cards (for example, the GeForce4 Ti 4800) to AGP 8X. But there is very little performance gain going from AGP 4X to 8X. Intel will have official AGP 8X support in their Springdale chipset in Q2/2003

17 Summary for Intel Desktop Processors  Starting in 2003, begin to transition your customers to P4 533FSB  For Celeron, you can remain at 400FSB, although your CPU upgrade options will be limited once the P4 400FSB CPUs are phased out  Hyper-Threading (HT) technology is here (in a limited amount) as the P4/3.06GHz  Q1/2003 should be a relatively quiet quarter as there are no major CPU changes  Starting in Q2/2003, Intel will introduce their P4 800FSB CPUs (all with HT support)  Prescott, the successor the P4 Northwood core, will be arriving late Q3/2003 or Q4/2003

18 Summary for Premio Desktops  We will start transitioning our desktop platforms to HT support starting in Q1/2003  By Q1/2003, our entire desktop product line will have 533/400FSB support  We will launch the 850E2, S651B, and Calypso 4E platforms in Q1/2003  In Q2/2003, we will launch new desktops based on the Springdale chipset  Inform your customers of these changes, so they know the life cycle of our desktop products  Intel and AMD are locked in a battle for the fastest desktop, so except major changes every other quarter in 2003  Because of this, the life cycle of desktop is relatively short now

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