Betrouwbare bronnen van The Register melden dat AMD van plan is de K8 te baseren op een 64-bits versie van het K7 design. Aan het originele K8 design wordt nu niet meer gesleuteld. Zie dit nieuwsbericht van The Register.
Highly reliable sources close to AMD's plans have indicated that the company has shifted its plans on its future, 64-bit K8 processor.
At the same time, the same sources say a number of K8 engineers at AMD have been wooed away from the firm to work at various Silicon Valley startups.
According to the source, the original K8 64-bit design is now on ice, and the firm has decided instead to derive the design of the future processor from its Athlon K7, but extended to 64-bit mode.
That, the source said, is not a retrograde step. The K7 design worked out well and a K8 based on that can re-use x.86 compilers, thus bringing a product to market quicker than expected or normally feasible.
We will contact AMD during the coming working week in an effort to obtain more information. ®
Thanks Harry voor de tip