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Intel Processors

Time Event Description
98-01-26 Deschutes 333 MHz PII released. Built with a 0.25 um process. Price: $720 (in thousands) dropping to $550 in May.
98-03-16 Price cuts The 333 MHz PII price was cut by 19% from $722 to $584.
98-04-02 Mobile PII Deschutes versions for laptops at 233 and 266 MHz with 512 kB of L2 cache released. Runs at 1.8V and consumes less than 8W, i.e. about 2.5W more than a Pentium MMXs at the same clock speed. This has raised some questions about the battery life, but according to Intel more efficient power management compensates for the increase. The 266 is priced at $696 while the 233 costs $466 in the mini-cartridge package. Intel has also released these processors in the mobile module package. Here, the north bridge from the 440BX chipset is included and theses are priced at $542 and $772 for the respective clock speeds.
98-04-15 Price cuts The Pentium II processors are now priced at: 333 MHz: $492, 300: $375, 266: $246, 233: $198 while Pentium MMX 200 costs $95 and 233 $134.
98-04-15 100 MHz bus Deschutes in desktop style is available in clock speeds of 350 ($621) and 400 MHz ($824) using a 100 MHz bus clock. Prices will drop to around $400 and $550 at the end of '98. Requires PC-100 SDRAM modules, which are specified in two performance levels: CAS latency CL=2 and CL=3. At CL=2 there is a 2 cycle latency equivalent to 36 ns, while at CL=3 3 cycles are needed after the CAS signal, or around 46 ns.
98-04-15 Celeron (Covington) Deschutes based processor at 266 MHz without L2 cache for sub $1000 systems. Priced at $155.
98-06-08 Price cuts The Pentium II prices has been adjusted as follows: 400: $722, 350: $519, 333: $412, 300: $305, 266: $198, 233: $161 (will no longer be manufactured). The 266 MHz Celeron price will be cut by roughly 30 % to $106. Pentium MMX will cost $106 and $95 for the 233 and 200 MHz versions.
98-06-08 Celeron 300 Due to "unexpected improvements in manufacturing processes" Intel released the 300 MHz version of Celeron. The price is $159.
98-06-29 Slot 2
(Xeon)
Intel's server version of the processor slot is introduced. Is said to support more than one processor per slot, (but no such configurations are announced) and will physically be about twice as tall as a slot 1 processor. The first in Intels third processor line, Pentium II Xeon, priced higher than Celeron and Pentium II will debut at 400 MHz with 512 kB and 1 MB L2 cache options. It will allow the cache to work at the processor's speed, not half as in slot 1. Also supports up to 8 processor systems, 2 GB of RAM and 100 MHz bus speed. Take a look at some Xeon pictures. A two slot Xeon motherboard is quite a beast...
System prices start at $5000. Processor price: 400 MHz/1MB cache: $2836, 400 MHz/512kB: $1124.
98-07-26 Price cuts Pentium II prices drop as follows: 400: $589, 350: $423, 333: $316, 300: $209, 266: $159, while the 233 price is unchanged at $161. The Celerons 300 dropped to $112 while the 266 dropped to $86, a larger drop than originally rumoured.
98-08-24 450 MHz A 450 MHz version of P II costing $669 will be released for slot 1 motherboards.
98-08-24 Mendocino New processors in the Celeron range with 128 kB L2 cache integrated on the chip. Launched are Celeron 300A and 333 costing $149 and $192 respectively. The L2 cache runs at the full core speed unlike the PII. Will later be made available in a socket package. A 366 MHz version will be available in the first half of 1999.
98-09-09 Mobile 300 A Pentium II Mobile at 300 MHz is released at $637 for a minicartridge, $710 in a mobile module, and $715 for the mobile module with AGP support.
98-09-13 Price cuts Xeon: 400 1MB: $2675, 400 512kB: $1059.
Pentium II: 450: $669, 400: $482, 350: $299, 333: $234, 300: $190, 266: $160, 233: Discontinued
Celeron: 333 128kB: $192, 300 128kB: $149, 300 0kB:$95, 266 0kB: $90
Mobile: P MMX 266: $159, P MMX 233: $95, PII 266: $391, PII 233: $209
98-10-06 450 MHz
Xeon
Xeon 450 Mhz processor released: Price: 512 kB cache: $824. (98-10-06)
98-10-06 Xeon price
cuts
New Xeon prices: 400 1MB: Unchanged at $2675, 400 512kB: $824. (98-10-06)
98-10-25 Price cuts Xeon: 450 512kB: $824, 400 1MB: $1980, 400 512kB: $824.
Pentium II: 450: $562, 400: $375, 350: $213, 333: $181, 300: $180, 266, 233: Discontinued
Celeron: 333 128kB: $159, 300 128kB: $138, 300 0kB:$93, 266 0kB: $86
Mobile PII MC (no cuts): 300: $625, 266: $383, 233: $205
Mobile PII MMC1 (no cuts): 300: $692, 266: $450, 233: $272
Mobile PII MMC2 (no cuts): 300: $697, 266: $455, 233: $277
Mobile Pentium MMX TCP (no cuts): 266: $156, 266 233: $93 200: $93
Mobile Pentium MMX PPGA (no cuts): 266: $164, 233: $97
Mobile Pentium MMX MMC1 (no cuts): 266: $226, 233: $163, 200: $163
(98-10-26: EBNews, C|Net)
99-01-04 Socketed
Celeron
The Celeron 300 and 333 will be released in the cost-reduced 370-pin socket version. All Celeron processors will eventually migrate to this package. Will be shipping in the first weeks of -99. (98-11-09: The Register)
99-01-04 Price cuts Pentium II 450: $562, 400: $353, 350: $202, 333: $181, 300: $192
Celeron 333: $90, 300: $71 (98-12-23: Techweb, 99-01-03: Register, 99-01-07: EBN)
99-01-04 Celeron
400
Celeron processor running at 400 MHz introduced at $158 and $166 for PPGA and SEPP, respectively. The 366 MHz version costs $123, $131. (98-12-18: Techweb, 98-12-23: Techweb)
99-01-05 450 MHz
Xeon
Xeon 450 MHz / 2 MB L2 cache released at $3692, 1MB version at $1980 while 512 kB version sells at $824. (98-12-22: Techweb, 99-01-05: Intel)
99-01-25 Mobile
MMX 300
Mobile Pentium MMX 300 at $145 introduced. (98-11-14: ZDNet, 98-12-09: Techweb)
99-01-25 Mobile
Celeron
Mobile Celeron 266 and 300 with 128 kB on-chip cache released at $106 and $187 in BGA or $172 and $253 in Mobile Module. (99-01-25: Yahoo, 99-01-25: Intel)
99-01-25 Mobile PII
(Dixon)
Pentium II for notebooks running at 366, 333, 300 and 266 MHz. Includes 256 kB L2 cache running at full core speed. The core voltage is said to be lowered to 1.6V, while I/O voltage will be 1.8V. Prices: $696, $465, $321, $187 in BGA package.  (99-01-25: Yahoo, 99-01-25: Intel)
99-02-07 Price cuts Celeron PPGA: 400: $133, 366: $93, 333: $73, 300A: $63.
Celeron SEPP: 400: $140, 366: $100.
(98-11-23: CRW, 99-02-05: CRN, 99-02-08: Register)
99-02-26 Pentium III Pentium III, formerly known as Katmai, including KNI, Katmai New Instructions (or Streaming SIMD), adding 70 instructions including enhanced floating point and 3D capabilities using SIMD FP instructions, 32 kB  L1 cache and 512 kB L2 cache, starting at 450 ($496) and 500 MHz ($696) using the 100 MHz bus. (98-11-14: ZDNet, 98-11-17: C|Net, 98-12-23: Reg, 99-01-29: C|Net, 99-02-05: CRN, 99-02-15: Register)
99-03-01 Price cuts Pentium II 450: $476, 400: $284, 350: $170. (98-11-14: ZDNet, 98-11-17: C|Net 98-11-23: CRW, 99-02-05: CRN, 99-02-26: Register, 99-03-01: C|Net, Techweb)
99-03-17 Pentium III Xeon Pentium III Xeon, formerly known as Tanner, includes KNI will start at 500 MHz with 2MB L2 cache. Price 2MB: $3692, 1MB: $1980, 512kB: $931.  Will use the 133 MHz bus later in the year. (98-11-30: Techweb, 99-02-08 Infoworld)
99-03-17 Xeon price cuts PIII Xeon 450/2MB: $3600, 450/1MB: $1940, 450/512kB, $800, 400/1MB: $1900, 400/512kB: $800. (99-03-16: Register)
99-03-22 Celeron
433
Celeron processor running at 433 MHz introduced. PPGA priced at $169 while SEPP costs $177.  (98-11-14: C|Net, ZDNet, 99-01-28: Techweb, 99-01-29: C|Net, 99-02-03: ZDNet, 99-03-18: Register, 99-03-19: Techweb, 99-03-22: Intel)
99-04-05 M. Celeron
333
Mobile Celeron 333 w 128 kB cache introduced. BGA: $159, MM: $214. Low voltage version of PII and Celeron 266 running at 1.5V and 5.8W released at $135. (98-11-14: ZDNet, 98-11-17: C|Net, 98-11-23: CRNt, 99-04-05: Register, 99-04-05: Intel)
99-04-07 Xeon 550 Pentium III Xeon 550 / 512kB ships priced at $1059. (released 99-03-17). (99-03-18: EBN, 99-04-07: C|Net)
99-04-12 Price cuts PIII 450: $411, 500: $637.
PII 450: $396, 400: $234, 350: $163
Celeron 433: $143, 400: $103, 366: $73, 333: $67
PII Mobile: 333: $316, 300: $187:
Celeron Mobile: 333: $159, 300: $106, 266: $85
  (99-04-12: Register, 99-04-12: EBN)
99-04-26 Celeron
466
Celeron processor running at 466 MHz introduced at around $170.  (99-04-02: C|Net, 99-04-12: Register, 99-04-15: Register, 99-04-27: Techweb)
99-05-16 PIII 550 Pentium III 550 MHz released at $744.  (99-01-29: C|Net, 99-02-17: C|Net, 99-02-26: Register, 99-03-23: Register, 99-04-07: C|Net, 99-04-17: Register, 99-04-28: Register, 99-05-10: C|Net)
99-05-16 Price cuts PIII: 500: $482, 450: $268
PII: 450: $268, 400: $193, 350: $163
Celeron: 466: $169, 433: $143, 400: $103, 366: $73, 333: $67.  (99-04-17: Register, 99-05-10: C|Net)
99-06-05 Price cuts 20 % Celeron cuts expected.  (99-05-19: Techweb, 99-05-27: C|Net)
99-06-13 Mobile cuts PII M: 366: $316, 333: $187, 300:$187, 266: $187
Cel M: 366: $144, 333: $106, 300: $82, 266: $85 .  (99-06-17: EBN)
99-06-14 Mobile 400
@ 0.18
Mobile Pentium II processors manufactured using the 0.18 um process is released at 400 MHz. Includes 256 kB L2 cache on chip. Price $530 in BGA/PGA.  (99-04-26: Register, 99-06-14: Intel, EBN)
99-06-14 Mobile
Celeron
Celeron for notebooks based on the Dixon core released at 400 MHz with 128 kB L2 cache running at full core speed. Price: $187. (98-12-07: EBN, 99-06-14: Intel, EBN)
99-06 Celeron Slot Not! Slot 1 versions of Celeron discontinued.  (99-03-23: Register)
99-07-18 Price cuts PIII: 550: $658, 500: $423, 450: $230
PII: 450: $230, 400: $183, 350: $153
Celeron: 466: $157, 433: $133, 400: $93, 366: $73, 333: $67.  (99-04-17: Register, 99-05-10: C|Net)
99-08-02 Celeron 500 500 MHz version of Celeron released at $167. (99-01-29: C|Net, 99-04-17: Register, 99-04-20: Techweb CRW, 99-08-02: Intel)
99-08-02 PIII 600 600 MHz PIII released at $669.  (99-04-17: Register, 99-06-17: EBN, 99-08-02: Intel)
99-08-22 Price cuts

PIII: 600: $669, 550: $487, 500: $251, 450: $183 (99-08-09: Register, 99-08-20: C|Net)

99-08-23 Xeon 550/2MB Pentium III Xeon 550 / 1MB and 2MB ships at $931, $1980 and $3692. (99-04-07: C|Net, 99-08-23: Intel)
99-09-06 Mobile Price cuts

PII Mobile: 400: $358, 366: $187, 333: 366: $161 255 Low Voltage: $159 
Celeron Mobile: 400: $106, 366: $85, 333: $74, 300: $74.  (99-09-06: Register, 99-09-08: Techweb)

99-09-12 Price cuts PIII: 600: $615, 550: $423, 533: $415, 500: $299, 450: $213
PII: 450: $213, 400: $163, 350: $153
Celeron: 500: $153, 466: $99, 433: $79, 400: $64.  (99-04-17: Register, 99-05-10: C|Net, 99-09-04: Register, 99-09-13: Register)
99-09-16 Mobile
Celeron 466
433 and 466 MHz Mobile Celeron based on Dixon released at $153 and $209. (99-09-16: CNet)
99-09-27 PIII 133 MHz bus

Pentium III, based on the Katmai core, with the 133 MHz bus released at 533 and 600 MHz priced at $368 and $615, respectively. (99-09-27: Intel Techweb The Register The Register)

99-10-25 Coppermine

PIII processor based on a 0.18 um core running at over 700 MHz, probably 733, using the 133 MHz bus is introduced. Includes 256 kB on-die L2 cache. Cache latency cut by four times. Prices: 733: $776, 700: $754, 667: $605. (98-11-14: C|Net, ZDNet, 98-12-07: EBN, 99-02-08 Infoworld, 99-04-12: Register, 99-04-17: Register, 99-04-20: Techweb CRW, 99-06-17: EBN, 99-08-05 Register, 99-08-31: CNet, 99-10-01: CNet, 99-10-05: EBN, 99-10-10: Register, 99-10-25: Intel)

99-10-25 Mobile Pentium III Mobile Pentium III 450 and 500 MHz and 400 MHz (400 at 1.35 V core voltage) released. Supports the 100 MHz bus and includes 256 kB L2 cache on chip. Prices: 500: $530 450: $348 400: $348    (99-02-08: ZDNet, 99-02-08 InfoWorld, 99-04-20: Techweb CRW, 99-04-23: Register, 99-10-25: Register, 99-10-25: Intel)
99-10-25 Cascades PIII Xeon processor based on a 0.18 um running at over 700 MHz ($1040) increasing to 800 MHz in mid-2000. Includes 256 kB on-die L2 cache. Prices: 733: $826 667: $655 600: $505 (98-11-16: InfoWorld, 98-11-30: Techweb, 98-12-07: EBN, 99-02-08 Infoworld, 99-04-12: Register, 99-04-20: Techweb CRW, 99-06-17: EBN, 99-10-10: Register, 99-10-25: Intel)
99-12-12 Price cuts PIII Xeon (256 KB) 733: $804, 667: $663, 600: $494, 
PIII 733: $754, 700: $733, 667: $583, 650: $562, 600E: $444, 600 (Katmai): $465, 
(99-12-13: Techweb)
99-12-20 PIII 800 Pentium III 750 and 800 released at $851 and $803 in SECC2 package.  
(99-12-13: Techweb, 99-12-20: CNet Intel)
00-01-04 Celeron 533 Faster Celeron chips introduced. (98-11-14: ZDNet, 00-01-04: Intel)
00-01-10 Celeron cuts Celeron 533: $167, 500: $128, 466: $89, 433: $69, 400: $64. (00-01-10: Register Techweb)
00-01-18 Mobile 650 Pentium III Mobile 600 and 650 released. (00-01-18: Intel Techweb)
99 Q4 FC-PGA PIII Pentium III in "flip-chip" package to be introduced at 550 and 600 MHz. (99-06-11: CRN)
99 Q4 FC-PGA PIII Pentium III in "flip-chip" package to be introduced at 550 and 600 MHz. (99-06-11: CRN)
00 Q1 FC-PGA 650 Pentium III in "flip-chip" package to be released at 650 MHz. (99-06-11: CRN)
00-03-13 Xeon 866 MHz Xeon speed increases to 866 MHz with 256 kB cache. (00-02-11: EBN)
00-03-20 866 MHz PIII speed increases to 850 and 866 MHz. (99-12-21: CNet, 00-02-11: Techweb, 00-02-28 ZDNet)
00-03-29 Celeron 600 Celeron speed increases to 566 and 600 MHz priced at $167 and $181, respectively. (00-02-28 ZDNet, Intel)

Other Processors

Time Event Description
98-11-16 K6-2 400 Three AMD K6-2 processors released at 366, 380 and 400 MHz priced at $187, $213 and $283. Using system bus clocks of 66, 95 and 100 MHz respectively.  (98-11-16: C|Net, 98-12-07: CMP)
99-01-13 K6-2 Mobile Three AMD K6-2 Mobile processors released at 266, 300 and 333 MHz priced at $???, $187 and $299.  (99-01-13: InfoWorld)
99-02-22 K6-3 The AMD K6-3 processor is released at 400 ($284) and 450 MHz ($476).  (99-02-04: EBNews, 99-02-22 AMD)
99-04-05 K6-2 475 The AMD K6-2 475 is released at $213.  (99-04-05 Yahoo)
99-04-12 AMD price cuts K6-III 450: $397, 400: $237
K6-2 475: $213, 450: $158, 400: $103, 380: $87, 366: $72, 350: $68, 333: $62.  (99-04-12 C|Net, 99-04-12: EBN)
99-05-XX K6-2 500 The AMD K6-2 500 is released.  (99-05-13 Techweb)
99 Q2 Cyrix MII 433 MII 433 released.  (99-03-19: InfoWorld)
99-06-23 K7 AMD K7 uses a 200 MHz front side bus derived from Alpha's bus but mechanically compatible with slot 1. Introduced at 500, 550 and 600 MHz using a much improved floating point unit and 128 kB L1 cache, 512 kB to 1MB L2 off chip cache running at 1/2 of the core speed.  (98-11-20: Techweb, 98-11-23: EETimes, 99-01-13: Register, 99-04-08: Register, 99-04-22: Register, 99-06-13: Techweb, 99-06-11: EETimes, 99-06-23: Techweb AMD)
99-08 Athlon Athlon released.  (99-07-08: Register)
99-Q4 Athlon 750 Athlon 750 released.  (99-07-09: Register)
99 Qx Rise mP6 Rise Technology releases the mP6 166, 233 and 266 (equivalent clock rates) processors. Uses the Super-7 100 MHz bus. Price $70, $60 and $50, respectively in BGA or PBGA package. (98-11-16: EBNews)
99 Q2 K7 chipset Two chip K7 chipset including the north bridge Irongate, and the south bridge Cobra. Later versions will include 4x AGP and IEEE 1394 support. (98-11-23: EBNews)
99 H2 Cyrix
Cayenne
The Cayenne core will be used in upcoming MII processors, specifically in Gobi. (98-11-23: EBNews)
99 Q4 Cyrix Jalapeno Jalapeno samples arrive. Launch expected in Y2K. (99-01-28: The Register)
99 Q4 Poseidon chipset The Poseidon chipset uses switched fabrics to let a number of AMD K7:s communicate at 3.2 GB/s using the EV6 bus.  (99-03-23: EET)
99 Q4 Alpha EV68 Should be available at 833 MHz to 1GHz.  (99-03-23: EET)

Chipsets

Time Event Description
97-08-25 Intel 440 LX This marks the start for PC97 compatible computers based on the Pentium II chip. Will enhance power control of peripherals, support OnNow, and allow faster Pentium II based computer using SDRAM, UltraIDE, AGP etc.
98-04-15 440BX Chipset supporting two processors and 100 MHz bus speed for the Deschutes processors. The chipset supports the Open Page Architecture, bus speeds from 66 to 100 MHz (and 133 according to rumors) and processors from 233 MHz and up. North bridge: PIIX4 or PIIX4E. Priced at $57.50 (10k).
98-04-15 440EX Stripped down chipset based on 440LX for Covington. Supports 66 MHz bus, 3 PCI slots, 2 DIMM slots etc. Priced at $36.75 (10k). Available on the Intel MU440EX motherboard for celeron.
98-06-29 440GX Minor update of the 440BX increasing addressable memory from 1 to 2 GB.
98-10-25 450NX Chip set for servers, using the slot 2 processor slot. Supports four or eight processors, 8 GB memory, but no AGP. 4-way interleaved memory. Up to 2MB L2 cache. Supports HotPlug 64 bit 33 MHz PCI.
99-01-04 440ZX Preliminary name for the successor to the 440EX chipset for the Celeron line. Available in 66 and 100 MHz versions or move to 100 MHz later. The 66 MHz version will support the "socketed Mendocino". Supports 2 DIMMs, 256 MB memory, 3 PCI slots and 1 processor. Price: $35 (10k units). (440ZX-66, 440ZX)
99-01-25 440DX Low cost Celeron chipset. (99-01-25: Yahoo, 99-01-25: Intel)
99-04-26 i810 Next generation Celeron chip set, formerly called Whitney. Supports both the 66 and 100 MHz bus clocks. May integrate the north and south bridge on one chip and incorporate communications, audio and a i752 graphics accelerator into the chip set.
Whitney also includes a separate so called Firmware Hub, including system BIOS Flash PROM and a security function consisting of a hardware random number generator. Price from $25.50 to $32. (98-11-14: ZDNet, 98-12-07: EBN, 99-02-09: EBN, 99-04-05: Techweb, 99-04-02: C|Net, 99-04-15: Register, 99-04-26: Intel, 99-04-27: Techweb, 99-04-27: C|Net, 99-06-02: ZDNet)
99-08-23 Profusion Server chipset (developed by Intel subsidiary Corollary) with support for up to 8 Xeon processors released. "Based upon a non-locking crossbar switch, providing 800 MB/s [at each of the buses]" Works with the 440GX or 450NX.    (99-01-06: Techweb, 99-02-24: Register, 99-03-18: EBNews, 99-03-20: InfoWorld, 99-06-14: PCWeek 99-08-23: Intel)
99-11-15 i820 Chipset formerly named 440JX and Camino to match Coppermine supporting up to 1 GB of Direct RAMBUS DRAM at 600, 700 and 800 MHz and SDRAM at 100 MHz. Supports 66, 100 and 133 MHz bus. Accepts dual-Coppermine processor modules. AGP-4x supported increasing data transfers up to 1 GB/s by using both edges of the clock at 133 MHz. Supports ATA-66 but accesses to the ISA bus must now pass the PCI bridge. Also includes the Audio Controller '97 digital link. (Earlier planned inclusion of PIIX6 (and Firewire) in the chipset has been put on hold indefinitely due to an extra cost of $10 to $20 per chip.)  (98-11-14: ZDNet, 98-11-23: CRN, 98-12-07: EBN, 99-02-10: EBNews, 99-02-11: EETimes, 99-02-09: EBN, 99-02-24: ZDNet, 99-09-02: EETimes, 99-09-22: CNet PCWorld, 99-09-27: Intel, 99-11-15: Intel)
99-09-27 i810E Formerly known as 815, the 810E supports 100 and 133 MHz SDRAM and featuring enhanced graphics capabilities. (99-02-09: EBN, 99-04-05: Techweb, 99-06-02: ZDNet, 99-09-27: Intel)
99-10-25 i840
(Carmel)
Chipset for Xeon based systems supporting two way servers using the 133 MHz bus or four way servers on 100 MHz. Succeeds the 450NX chipset. Supports up to 2GB of Rambus DRAM memory on two Rambus channels or up to 8GB using 4 repeaters and 64 bit / 66 MHz PCI. Also released in i840-QP version for four-way Xeon configurations. (98-11-16: Infoworld, 99-03-18: EBNews, 99-04-15: Register, 99-06-02: ZDNet), 99-09-02: EETimes)

Motherboards

Time Event Description
98-04-15 BX m-boards Two single processor Intel motherboards are available: SE440BX is an ATX board including PCI audio, while JN440BX is an NLX board with 100 Mbit LAN support. Both support up to 384 MB of RAM in three DIMM slots. A dual processor board called N440BX is also released. Supports 1GB of RAM and includes a dual channel SCSI interface, 100 Mbit Ethernet, and video. Also known as Nightshade.
98-06-29 MS440GX Marlinespike ATX based dual processor Xeon motherboard reference design using 440GX, allowing for 2GB of RAM in four DIMM slots. Includes 100 Mb/s Ethernet and integrated audio.
98-10-25 Xeon MB SC450NX: 4 processor Xeon motherboard supporting up to 4GB of RAM and HotPlug PCI.
AD450NX: 4 processor Xeon motherboard supporting 64 bit PCI, 8GB memory etc.
99-06-XX Vancouver,
Salem
PII motherboards including 4X AGP, PCI audio, support for RAMBUS memory using RIMM slots and no ISA slots.
99 H1 Fairbanks PII motherboard including 4X AGP, PCI audio and Ethernet.
99 H1 Cayman Celeron motherboard including soft modem, AGP, PCI audio and Ethernet.
99 H2 Colfax Notebook motherboard.
99 Q3 Saber Platform name including an 8 processor Xeon motherboard using the Profusion multiprocessing chip set developed by the Intel subsidiary Corollary Inc. (99-04-07: Register)
99-09-27 SU810  The SU810 is a Micro NLX  motherboard built on the i810 chipset. Supports five PCI slots, two SDRAM slots, up to 512 MB memory. (Intel)
99-10-25 Outrigger 
(OR840)
Dual processor PIII Xeon board featuring i840, 2GB RAM, AGP 4x Pro 50, PCI 32/33, Ultra 2 SCSI. and ATA66 IDE "Xcelerator". (99-04-15: Register, 99-10-16: Register Register)
99 Q3 Brigantine Dual processor PIII Xeon board featuring i840-QP, 4GB RAM, AGP 4x Pro, PCI 64/66, Ultra 3 SCSI. (99-04-15: Register)
99-11-15 Cape Cod The CC820 is a ATX  motherboard built on the i820 chipset. Supports five PCI slots, two SDRAM slots, up to 512 MB memory. (Intel)
99-11-15 Vancouver The VC820 is a ATX  motherboard built on the i820 chipset. Supports five PCI slots, two RDRAM slots, up to 512 MB memory. (Intel)

Graphics

Time Event Description
98-02-12 i740 Auburn Intel introduces the graphics chip for AGP based on its cooperation with Lockheed Martin's Real3D.
99-04-27 i752 (Portola) Second generation Auburn (i740). Expected to perform at about the same level as a Riva TNT and include 4x AGP, etc. Incorporated in i810. Will not enter volume production as Intel moves out from graphics chip business.  (98-01-12: SharkyExtreme, 99-04-02: C|Net, 99-04-25: Register, 99-04-27: C|Net, 99-08-19: Techweb)
99-05-XX i754 (Coloma) High end graphics chip using AGP 4x for the "enthusiast class" PC, costing more than $2500. Will not enter volume production as Intel moves out from graphics chip business. (99-04-05: Techweb, 99-04-25: Register, 99-08-19: Techweb)
99-03-XX 3Dfx
Voodoo3
3000
Formerly known as Avenger, the Voodoo3 3000 is a 128 bit 2D/3D chip with integrated digital video outputs to NTSC and PAL. Operates at 183 MHz with the RAMDAC at 350 MHz. Includes 2D/3D, improving upon 2D performance compared to the Banshee, while 3D performance is said to equal 6 Voodoo2 cards in SLI mode, although recent info indicates current SLI users shouldn't gain from to upgrading. Said to produce 7 Mtriangles/s and 360Mtexels/s. Includes 2M transistors and dual 32 bit rendering pipelines processing up to 100 billion operations/s. Supports bump mapping and single pass trilinear filtering in a single clock cycle. Price: $45 in lots of 10k.  (98-11-17: EBNews, 99-01-27: Register, 99-02-07: FastGraphics)
99-04-XX 3Dfx
Voodoo3
2000
The Voodoo3 2000 is identical to the 300 except for the following: Uses a 125 MHz clock and a 300 MHz RAMDAC and produces 4 Mtriangles/s and 250Mtexels/s. .  (98-11-17: EBNews)
99-05-XX nVidia
TNT Rel 2
Next enthusiast class Riva chip, based on 0.25 um technology featuring performance about twice as fast as Riva TNT, with up to 32 MB of RAM, AGP 4x and digital flat panel support.  (98-11-16: EBNews, 99-03-16: Register Tom's, 99-04-16: C|Net)
99 Q1 nVidia
Vanta
Low cost chip for "lowest price per seat". (98-11-16: EBNews)
99-04-XX S3 Savage
4
Three versions expected: 110LT, 125GT and 143Pro. Pro supports up to 16 MB of RAM, while GT supports 8.  (98-11-??: EBNews, 99-01-30 SharkyExtreme, 99-02-01: Yahoo, 99-02-05: CRN, 99-03-10: Register)
99 Q1 Trident
Blade 3D
Mainstream 3D chip formerly known as Porsche, costing $17 in lots of 10000 units. Claims a peak performance of 2.5 Mtriangles/s, and 110 Mpixels/s. Outscored by i740 and Savage 3D in their own tests, but said to perform better in real world tests.  (98-11-17: EBNews)
99 Q3 3Dfx
Voodoo3
B...
Equals Voodoo3 support for AGP 4x as the added feature. (98-11-17: EBNews)
99 Q2 Hitachi
MAP 1000
Media processor... (98-11-17: EBNews)
99 Q3 Rendition
V4400E
Graphics chip with embedded DRAM featuring internal bandwidth of over 2GB/s. (The V3300 has been canceled) (98-11-17: Techweb)
99 Q3 S3 GX4 High end graphics chip. Likely to use 128 bit graphics engine and AGP4x. (99-03-09: C|Net)
99 H2 S3 Savage/NB Chipset with graphics capabilities. (99-03-09: C|Net)
99 Q3 S3 Savage/MX Savage4 for portables. (99-03-09: C|Net)

Technologies

Time Event Description
98-10-13 Power
reductions
Pentium MMX versions for embedded products at 166 and 266 MHz consuming between 2 and 4.5 W of power is released using a new, slimmer form factor. (98-11-13: Intel)
99 Q4 PCI-X A PCI enhancement, increasing the PCI clock to 133 MHz, supposed to show up on servers. (98-11-08: EETimes)
99 Q4 AGP Pro Formerly known as "AGP High Power", AGP Pro extends the AGP 2.0 spec and allows for 110W of power to be drawn from the bus, and 64 MB of video RAM. Form factors and cooling demands will also be updated. IA-32 as well as IA-64 and 2X and 4X modes will be supported.
00-01-18 Geyserville The project (now called SpeedStepTM) is aimed at prolonging battery life in notebook systems as a whole. Will allow processors to consume 14W in stationary mode, and 8W in battery mode. Extra cooling will be provided by a docking station when in the high speed mode. (99-02-23: Register, 99-04-08: Intel, 99-04-20: Techweb CRW Fairfax IT, 99-12-27: CNet)
99 ?? DVD-R 4.7 Pioneer launches a Write-once DVD standard called DVD-R supporting up to 4.7 GB.  (98-11-17: C|Net)
99 Q4 DVD-RAM
4.7
Extremely limited quantities of 4.7 GB DVD-RAM drives will start showing up at the end of 1999.  (98-11-17: C|Net)
99 Q4 DVD+RW
4.7
Sony, Philips and HP will launch the 4.7 GB version of DVD+RW. Only Sony will introduce products in 1999. (98-11-17: C|Net 98-11-20: EETimes)
Terminology

99 H1: First half of 1999
99 Q3: Third quarter of 1999

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The information above is gathered from magazines and news sites and is given as-is (and I don't have any non-disclosure agreements to break). See the sources section. Prices indicate Intel's prices for a 1000 units unless otherwise noted. Inaccuracies may exist, and if you spot any, you're free to let me know. Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, etc. are trademarks registered by Intel Corporation.

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