Bumps in the Road: Intel's Recent Delays in Perspective
Subject: Processors | August 4, 2004 - 06:15 AM | Jason Smith
Intel has announced that the P4 4GHz will be delayed until 2005. Surprise surprise...
Intel's announcement last week that the P4 4 GHz would be delayed into 2005 may have been no surprise to those of us who follow the industry, but it can't have improved the mood in Santa Clara. It's the latest in a recent set of hiccups and roadmap adjustments for Intel, whose had to recall early boards based on Grantsdale because of a problem with ICH6, delay next-generation Dothan chipsets, and now has been forced to scale back its P4 ramp. With the Prescott 3.6 GHz CPU still in very tight supply, we've seen a fresh wave of doomsday predictions that we thought we'd address. As tempting as it is to compare Intel's recent trouble with the train wreck of 2000, there are major differences between the two.