Volgens dit nieuwsbericht op the Register denkt Intel dat z'n Willamette dubbel zo snel zal worden als de K7:
Following hot on the heels of AMD’s tragic Q1 results, Intel is twisting the knife by showing OEMs performance predictions stretching out until late 2000 featuring a Willamette IA32 processor rated at 1100MHz competing with an AMD K7 at a paltry 666MHz.
No specific figures are quoted, but graphs pitting the rival chips against each other show the Willamette 1110MHz scoring around the 50 mark in Winstone98 against the K7 666MHz at 35. On SpecInt95, Willamette reaches 43 against the AMD part’s 20.
[break]Hoe ze aan die benchmarks komen terwijl de processors nog niet eens bestaan? Check ook de reactie van JC:[/break]
Intel seems to have managed to grab Winstone and Spec scores from the K7. The Winstone score they state for the K7 is far below previous rumoured scores, and the spec scores haven't been published yet (and word has it that if they've been done at all on the final revision models, it'd have to have just completed recently). We're trying to figure out where Intel got the time machine from which they obtained the benchmark scores.... In case you're lost here, the article is bunk -- I just wanted to point out the fact that this is the first time in possibly all of microprocessor history that Intel has included AMD products in their future roadmap comparison graphs.