Volgens News.com zal AMD volgende week een 650MHz versie van de Athlon aankondigen. Levering zou al over 2 week moeten beginnen:
The chip will allow AMD to brag that its processors are faster than rival Intel, which recently released a 600-MHz Pentium III. No significant upgrades to the Pentium III line are due until November, according to an Intel spokesman.
[...] The company previously said it would release a 650-MHz Athlon in the third quarter, but sources inside the company indicated it would occur after the initial debut of the chips in August. A 700-MHz version is due in the fourth quarter, while Intel is planning 667-MHz and faster versions of the Pentium III.