One bright star in Intel's dark skies is the fact that once the P4 uses 0.13-micron interconnects (slated for mid-2001), it should soar above the 2GHz mark. Intel is also planning on a new chipset (which is codenamed Brookdale). This new chipset will use plain ol' SDRAM instead of RDRAM (or so they say). Finally, after achieving 0.13-micron feature sizes, Intel will be using this process to produce new Pentium III chips, codenamed Coppermine-T. If you want the whole story go to ZDNet. And see our previous story for more on the .13-micron PIIIs.