Intel throws out three mothers and a slot

— 7:50 PM on February 11, 2000

The truth finally comes out, as Intel reveals their plans to do away with the CPU marketing gimmick that is known as Slot 1 and replace it with the more traditional and cheaper socketed FC-PGA package. Intel will gradually phase out Slot 1 Coppermine processors, releasing them in limited quantities within one month of the FC-PGA versions until the end of this year, and will design their own Slot 1 converter for older motherboards. While on the topic of failures, Intel has also dismissed plans for three server motherboards based on the i820 and i840 due to the terrible performance of memory translators found on these chipsets.

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