Bij The Register hebben ze uit 'betrouwbare' bron vernomen dat AMD in januari 2001 zal beginnen met het leveren van 1,5 GHz Athlons. Helaas is dit net na de feestdagen, dus zullen Sinterklaas en de Kerstman ons niet met een 1,5 GHz Athlon gelukkig kunnen maken.
Very reliable sources have confirmed that AMD will push a 1.5GHz Athlon out of the door of its Dresden fab at the beginning of next year.
The speed rev is possible now, but AMD wants to ensure that it sells enough Athlons between now and Christmas to ensure its new tradition of posting profitable quarters continues unabated.
This year has been an annus mirabilis for AMD, as its plans to put Intel on the pricing and performance hop have so far paid off.
Short of a disaster such as an earthquake or a general conflagration, its Dresden plant is ramping speeds in excess of 950MHz and above.
However, the same sources said that AMD has to be very careful it doesn't put all its golden eggs in one basket, which is why senior suits, such as Hector Ruiz and Jerry Sanders III are making frantic efforts to find a location for a new fab.