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Pentium III in the spotlight

As Intel rolls out the Pentium III chip, PC makers are forced to deal with a controversy surrounding the chip's ID feature. The controvery comes among many company annoucements in Palm Springs.

As Intel rolls out the Pentium III chip, PC makers are forced to deal with a controversy surrounding the chip's ID feature. At the same time, the chip giant demos a 1000 MHz chip, and Rambus says its memory technology will be delayed.

PIII debuts amid controversy
Intel's newest chip, the Pentium III, will debut amid a controversy that even a $300 million marketing campaign might not be able to surmount.

PC makers deal with ID security flap
IBM and Dell will ship computers with a more secure method of turning off the Pentium III ID feature as this explosive issue comes to a head on the eve of PC shipments.

Intel takes record with 1GHz chip
Intel captures the speed record for desktop processors at its developer's forum by showing off a chip that was cranked up to more than 1000 MHz.

Rambus memory technology delayed
Computers using the Rambus memory standard and the latest version of Intel's Accelerated Graphics Port have been delayed until late in the third quarter, Intel says.

What does Pentium III bring to the party?
update Intel's new chip offers users benefits over the Pentium II, but not the earth-shattering sort of changes, at least not initially, that one might expect.