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CMPnet heeft een nieuwsartikel over met info over de AMD K7 en de Intel Pentium III. Er wordt ook een release dat gegeven voor de K7:

ntel Corp. said today it is keeping the Pentium name for its next generation of microprocessors that it plans to launch in March, nearly three months ahead of rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Formerly code-named Katmai, Intel's Pentium III microprocessors will include the Katmai New Instructions, plus additional features such as memory streaming enhancements and Intel's Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) technology, applied to floating-point instructions.

The combined features will offer additional performance enhancements beyond simple increases in clock speed. A spokesman for Intel, Santa Clara, Calif., confirmed that the chips would be released at initial clock speeds of 450 and 500 MHz. The “Tanner” chip for workstations and servers will be known as the Pentium III Xeon, and will initially run at 500 MHz, he said.

AMD, meanwhile, was unable to confirm the launch date of its own next-generation chip-the K7-which is scheduled to take place on June 23, according to industry and OEM sources. A spokesman for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD said that date didn't sound right, and would check on it. Other sources close to AMD said that date was under consideration, but had yet to be finalized.

To date, industry sources have not learned the speeds or prices of the K7 chips. However, they have said that the K7 will ship with either 512 kilobytes or 1 megabyte of off-chip level 2 cache, running at either half or a third the speed of the microprocessor.

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