Intel announced the 1.6 / 1.8 GHz design this week.
Quality control should get it up to 2.0 GHz by autumn - after that Pentium will be no more. 2.0 Ghz is the effective design limit of the current generation of chips ('286' - '886') and from now on we will be talking about Itanium chips (2.0 to 20 Ghz).
It will take about 3 years to adopt the Itanium as 'standard' (lead in production will take time and will initially be expensive)
Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
[This message has been edited by Victor (edited 04-07-2001).]