Een interview met Drew Prairie van AMD, die zowaar eens niet alleen maar 'No Comment' achtig antwoord. Een van de meest interessante dingen die ik tegen kwam was over de K6 familie:
FullOn3D: Do you have plans to make an SMP-capable low cost processor (i.e. other than Athlon) since SMP systems have been viewed by many gaming enthusiasts as a future gaming technology that improves performance considerably? AMD: My understanding is that there is nothing stopping the K6 family from being used in a multiprocessor configuration --- except that no chipsets support it. There are no limitations in our CPUs on multiprocessor implementations, so it is just a matter of the market being identified for this sort of thing and then someone (either AMD or one of our chipset partners) developing chipset support that addresses this need. We are always evaluating market requirements across multiple user segments to ensure that we offer a broad range of solutions. If the need is there, we will look at ways of addressing it. That said, the K6 family is at a point in its life cycle where additional chipset developments like SMP capabilities probably do not represent a compelling business situation. [BREAK]Lijkt me echt extreem leuk, een dual K6-III 500 systeempje... Verder ook dit nog over de K6:[/BREAK] FullOn3D: Will the K6-X be upgraded to use a 133 Mhz FSB? Will there been any new and exciting advances in the K6-X series (apart from clockspeed increases)? AMD: Can't get into specifics, but we plan to continue to provide enhancements to the K6 processor family. FullOn3D: What is the maximum frequency the K6 core will be able to achieve (in a 0.25um process and 0.18um process)? AMD: All I can say is we plan to continue offering future speed grades on the K6 family, as well as other enhancements, to remain competitive in the mainstream PC market. We also plan to migrate the K6 family to .18 micron.
En over de K7 moet je zelf maar verder hier lezen.
Ook wordt nog eens het verschil uitgelegd tussen de verschillende K7-Athlon versies.