Volgens The Register zal AMD volgende maand op het Microprocessor Forum z'n plannen met de 64-bits K8 bekend maken. Het wordt als maar leuker in processor land:
Fresh from the successful hype of its K7 (Athlon) family, we are now told that AMD will talk about its 64-bit followup at next month's Microprocessor Forum.
AMD has put a damper on its talks with The Register after we successfully flew to Dresden and back, so the clone chip firm refuses to either confirm or deny such a chip is on the cards.
It seems the pressure is now on Intel, and AMD wants to use its advantage to presage the next generation of processors, with the help of top ex-Alpha engineer Dirk Meyer, to really give Chipzilla something to think about.
The move from 32-bit Athlon K7 to a 64-bit K8 (Octathlon?) chip is trivial, we are led to understand, from sources close to the company's plans.