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Intel canned the Tejas project?!?!

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 8:33 am
by Sublime
PERSISTENT RUMOURS from people close to Intel engineers are suggesting that the chip firm may have canned its work on Tejas, the chip that is supposed to follow Prescott.

These sources tell the INQUIRER, and as yet this is unconfirmed, that the project has been shelved before tape out, and layout resources are no longer working on it.
For All the good ole rumors

Doesn't look like Intel is going for the oven CPU's anymore. Wonder what's going to be next for them. I know the Pentium-M line is doing well and performance versus heat is pretty good. Long live the P3 core!

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 9:20 am
by Immortal
Well, apprentley they are working on the P6 core with 64-bit extenstions... that was literally what Tejas was meant to be.....

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 9:48 am
by Illuminati
I can see how this rumor could have been started given that Microsoft announced the end of Palladium and moved the the NX thing... And the Tejas was waiting for Longhorn because it was going to have the hardware for the palladium stuff.

So, ya, I second Immortal's post ^... we will still see all the technology that was going into Tejas, but with the exception of the Palladium stuff.

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 9:54 am
by Immortal
in my opinion aplladium would have failed, you remember how intel was flamed when they made every P3 uniqley identifiable to see what they were doing... they had to release a patch to fix it... this could have gone down the same route....

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 9:56 am
by Illuminati
Yup... I'm glad the software developers refused to program for palladium... but, even if they did, I think we would have seen consumers refuse purchase... at least for a long, long time.

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:01 am
by Immortal
someone would have released a patch to disable it... even if they did go ahead with it.....

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 2:55 am
by infinitevalence
and i was looking forward to having a cpu thats as hot as a nuclear reactor :( o well cpus are fast enough (at least until longhorn comes out) and people want quiet(cool) systems anyway.

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 8:58 am
by Immortal
I was watching a demonstration shown by an ex-Itanium architect at intel. And he was showing how clock speed and heat have icnreased.

It was amazing, it used to be a steady curve, nearly a straight low gradient line, but latley it has shot up hugley.... he said that soon CPU's will be competing with charcoal... and thats something they cant beat cause of the abundance and cheap price of charcoal! :p

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 9:48 am
by Illuminati

Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 10:03 am
by Immortal
Well guys it seems that this IS True, intel have officially said they have canned Tejas, and not only that but JayHawk aswell (the server equivalent).

They are moving towards dual cored Pentium M by 2005, good to see intel taking the initiative!