Intel's New CPU - Shortest Product Launch in History?

This event seems similar to the 1.13 PIII debacle except Intel came out before one of the hardware sites discovered it. Looks like a great CPU from the benchmarks on


Probably not a serious issue – the word we’re starting to get is that it may end up being a tempest in a teapot. Intel’s a bit skittish after the whole PIII FDIV fiasco.

Loyd Case
Senior Technology Analyste

Heh too bad the internet wasn’t quite in full swing back when the original Pentiums and their floating point problems were around - they’d have learned their lesson back then instead of so recently.