Volgens ZDNet kan AMD op 5 juni 10 nieuwe processors introduceren. De Duron zal leverbaar zijn in versies van 600MHz, 650MHz en 700MHz terwijl de Thunderbird waarschijnlijk dezelfde dag wordt gelanceerd in 700 t/m 1000MHz versies (in stappen van 50MHz). Hieronder een gedeelte:
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is planning what could be its largest processor launch ever.
The company could launch 10 new processors as soon as June 5, sources said. AMD (NYSE: AMD) has said it will launch its new Duron processor, code-named Spitfire, along with its forthcoming Athlon chip, code-named Thunderbird, in June. It now appears the chips will debut on the same day.
The new chips target both the high-end and low-cost PC markets. The Thunderbird chips will raise the bar for top-end performance, whereas the Duron will offer AMD's first Athlon-based processor as a lower-cost alternative.
Sources said the Duron chip will begin shipping at 600MHz, 650MHz and 700MHz in early June -- possibly as soon June 5. A 750MHz version of the chip will come later, sources said.
The Thunderbird chip, meanwhile, will be available in 50MHz increments, ranging from 700MHz to 1GHz (1,000MHz), sources said. The chips, which retain AMD's current 200MHz system bus, are currently being evaluated by PC makers.