Ik lees bij Blue's News dat er weer Quake3 Test benchmarks scores zijn van een AMD Athlon 600MHz, samen met een Voodoo3 3000.
I am testing it out on a wonderful new K7-600 AMD was kind enough to send us. Man this thing rocks! I'll get some meaningful timings if anyone cares. But I assure you it flies! Q3test 1.07, on the K7-600, Voodoo3 3000, graphics mode normal: (640 x 480)
q3testdemo1: 49.3 fps
q3testdemo2: 63.9 fps
Graphics mode fast:
q3testdemo1: 61.8 fps
q3testdemo2: 72.7 fps
[break]Verder zie ik dat CNET ook een artikel heeft over de AMD Athlon. Ze weten ons te vertellen dat officiŽle resultaten van deze processor 9 augustus aan het publiek worden vrijgegeven.[/break] Early next month, AMD said it will allow publications and analysts to first start discussing publicly the benchmarks surrounding the Athlon--formerly called the K7 processor. The event will likely be closely watched, because nearly every analyst contacted by CNET News.com has said informally that the Athlon, which AMD is banking on mightily, will outperform Intel's high-end Pentium III at the same speed.
By offering a better-performing chip at a lower cost, AMD is hoping to break out of its niche as supplier for the low end of the PC market and into more profitable market segments. This strategy is crucial to the long-term health of the company, analysts say.
Computers based around Athlon will start coming out in mid-August, said Ben Anixter, an AMD spokesman, at the BancBoston Robertson Stephens semiconductor conference in San Francisco this morning.
The new chip will run at 550 MHz and 600 MHz at its debut and move up to 650 MHz later in the third quarter of this year. A 700-MHz version will come out in the fourth quarter, he said. Copper-based Athlon chips, along with two-and four-processor Athlon-based workstations, will then begin to appear in early 2000, Anixter added.