Intel to create 266MHz MMX mobile chips

Although Intel Corp. is due to release Tillamook, the code name for 200MHz and 233MHz Pentium Processors with MMX Technology for portables, on September 8, it doesn't plan to stop there.

Early next year, the Santa Clara, Calif., company will add a 266MHz version to the mix, sources said. The chip will be available in 2.5 volt and 5 volt versions, meaning it can be used in both notebooks and desktop PCs, sources said. The chip is likely to be the last one that Intel develops for the Socket 7 infrastructure before it moves to slots. Socket 7 is the motherboard socket into which a chip is placed. The majority of motherboards and chip sets today support Socket 7. Intel's new Pentium II chips