We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,812 News Articles

Intel unveils 1.13 GHz Pentium III

Chip giant zooms ahead of AMD

Intel today announced its latest addition to the Pentium III line, a 1.13-GHz model that makes it - for now -the fastest CPU available for desktop PCs.

Initially, the new chips will be available only to select manufacturers, with wider availability over the next few months.

Intel expects the high-end chips to appeal to PC enthusiasts and those who need top processing power for advanced applications such as video editing, complex scientific computation, and power gaming.

Intel says the new processor demonstrates a 5 percent performance gain over its 1-GHz model and puts the ball firmly back into AMD’s court, as the two rivals continue their cat and mouse performance game.

The new processor will fit Slot 1 motherboards only, which means that initially it will be coupled with an 820 or 840 chip set, a 133-MHz system bus, and Rambus memory. (Intel's new 815 and 815E chip sets, which support PC-133 SDRAM, fit Socket 370 instead of Slot 1.)

Third-party motherboard makers may offer other configurations.

IDG UK Sites

45 Best Android games: top Android games for your smartphone or tablet in 2014 (24 are free!)

IDG UK Sites

How Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and others have let us down over UltraHD and hiDPI screens

IDG UK Sites

Do you have the X-Factor too? Mix Off app puts fans in the frame

IDG UK Sites

iPad Pro release date, rumours and leaked images - 12.9 screen 'coming in 2015'