Also in September there will be AMD's server/workstation chipset AMD 770 for Mustang. 'Thunderbird will run on it as well though. These are its features:
Dual Athlon support, additional north bridges can be combined with AMD's 'LDT'-bus to create systems with 4, 6, 8 CPUs as well. Each north bridge can host 2 Athlons. Support of 200 and 266 MHz FSB PC1600 / PC2100 memory = 100 / 133 MHz DDR-SDRAM AGP4x ATA100 (?) SlotA/SocketA
[...] You might have noticed that I neither commented on Intel's Itanium processor, nor on AMD's upcoming 'Sledgehammer'. Both CPUs are supposed to mark a new era for the PC. Itanium is a completely new 64-bit architecture that doesn't have much in common with the 32-bit x86 processors we know today. AMD's 'Sledgehammer' goes a different way. It will also offer 64-bit extensions, but it will still offer native support of 32-bit software as well.
Het wordt dus een interresante tijd met dual Athlon chipsets en 64-bit CPU's .