Glide Underground heeft een interview gepost met een mannetje van AMD. Hier een vraag over de 200Mhz snelle bus van de Athlon:
Does the 200MHz frontside bus access PCI/AGP components faster than normal, or does it run parallel instructions (PCI sound and modem simultaneously, for example) for a speed increase/elimination of bottlenecks?
The 200Mhz bus should be considered the bus between the CPU and the system logic (northbridge). The buses off of the chipset (AGP, memory, PCI, etc) are capable of running at speeds distinct from the 200Mhz connection between the CPU and system logic. We haven't talked about the details of the specific implementations or how these will affect overall system performance. Without going into too much detail on performance levels, I can say that the AMD Athlon processor is the industry's first seventh generation CPU and that we plan to demonstrate this level of performance through industry accepted benchmarks.