PC Paradox heeft een interview gehad met AMD, over de Athlon (uiteraard). Hier heb je een snip, en hier staat de rest.
[Q] When is the Athlon moving to 0.18-micron process technology and will it be copper based like the Intel PIII Coppermine?
[A] PIII coppermine does not use copper interconnect technology. Athlon will use 0.18 technology at the turn of the year with copper interconnect soon after that.
[Q] Does the release of the PIII Coppermine worry you at all, regarding the speed increases that Intel will get with its move to on-die cache and Copper technology?
[A] No. Athlon has 128k of on-die cache and as you will see from the performance metrics which we have already published on our web site, we expect to outperform coppermine when it finally comes out in November. Also coppermine will debut at 600 Mhz, we have 600 Mhz now. Again, coppermine does not use copper interconnect.