Ik lees bij ZDNet dat AMD tot begin volgend jaar om de 4 á 5 weken een snellere Athlon op de martkt wil zetten, beginnend met de 1.1GHz versie die maandag in de winkels ligt. Voor begin 2001 staat de Athlon 1.5GHz gepland. In de tussentijd worden we o.a. nog blij gemaakt met de release van de AMD 760 DDR chipset met een 266MHz FSB.
It is expected that, between now and early next year, AMD (NYSE: AMD) will introduce new clock speeds every five to six weeks. A 1.2GHz Athlon is waiting in the wings, and AMD's publicly stated goal is to hit 1.5GHz early next year.
"You'll see more frequency over the next few months, but you'll also see platform improvements," said Martin Booth, a product marketing manager in AMD's Computational Products Group. AMD officials were on hand, just a few feet from the action, at the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, Calif., to answer questions from reporters.
The chips will be joined before the end of the year with new chip sets (including AMD's own 760) that support faster double data rate synchronous dynamic RAM (DDR SDRAM) technology and offer higher system bus speeds. The AMD 760, for example, will support DDR SDRAM and a 266MHz system bus. The system bus provides a data pathway between the processor and system components.
AMD's goal is to boost the performance of Athlon-based desktop PCs without driving prices up too high. There will be a higher cost associated with the new memory technology and the new chip sets; however, AMD officials expect it to be a few hundred dollars and not out of the price range of performance enthusiasts.
Systems containing the faster chips, DDR SDRAM and 760 chip sets will come in at the high end of AMD system price points, which range from about $1,800 to $2,500 or higher, AMD officials said.
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