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TechWeb: Intel To Take Aim At Transmeta's Crusoe

Jun 16, 2000, 23:47 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hachman)

"Taking aim against Transmeta's Crusoe processor, Intel on Monday is rolling out five low-power mobile chips, the company's largest launch ever."

"Intel will debut a 600-MHz mobile Pentium III with a new version of its SpeedStep power-consumption technology. The design will reduce the chip's power to a minimum of about 1 watt, easily in the range of Transmeta's flagship Crusoe processor, the TM5400, sources said."

"Determining whether the Pentium III or the Crusoe will prove superior in performance and power dissipation will be impossible without objective testing. What seems clear, however, is that Intel's new low-power offerings could eliminate one of Transmeta's competitive advantages."

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