Intel's Socket 478 dies amid weeping'n'wailin'@ 2005/09/17
That's pretty clear from week 36 roadmaps seen by the INQ that show not a trace of 478 pin Pentium 4s or Celerons from the third quarter of this year and therefore nevermore.
Everything will be LGA775, so no more pins and needles. Sob.
Intel has told its channel that while boxed Pentium 4 processors are currently offered with BTX Type I "thermal solutions", from Q4, they will come with BTX Type II instead.
The only 478 pin Celerons remaining on Intel roadmaps are the 350, a flavour of the 345, the wan [surely one? Ed.] 335 and the equally wan 330.
But due to the awesome power of Intel pin technology, these will be phased out and the 478 pin and socket combo will only exist in our memories.
Vale 478! We well remember back in Taiwan years back when we visited a mobo firm, and asked a young lady how things were. She replied: "Oh, not very good. Intel has decided to change its design from 423 to 478 pins and that will leave us a clear nine months where we won't be able to sell motherboards."
From such things come pin legends.