Volgens een nieuwsbericht bij EBNews is AMD inmiddels begonnen met het samplen van de 500MHz K6-2. Naar alle waarschijnlijkheid zal-ie in het derde kwartaal in productie worden genomen:
Some distributors have already begun promoting the new chip on their Web sites, labeled as "coming soon". One, Lynn Computer Products Inc., has advertised the 500-MHz part at $439, which the North Lauderdale, Fla.-based distributor says is a tentative price. A 475-MHz K6-2 is being offered at $169, and should be available in a few days, the company said.
The additional speed grade was driven by customer demand, the spokeswoman for AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif., said. She noted too, that the yields of the company's microprocessors have also improved.