Wow, errug heftig nieuws bij Omega Hardware. Volgens een deep throat bij AMD hebben zij daar al Athlon's op 1,1GHz lopen en is het 800MHz model reeds in produktie, maar wordt er gewacht op de release van snellere PIII's (eind oktober?). Eat this:
According to sources inside AMD, there are major developments happening, all of which benefit the end user.
The Athlon (k7) is in testing at 900 and 1000mhz, both versions seem ready for production using standard cooling methods! The Athlon 800mhz version is already in production, and is sitting ready to ship as soon as Intel produces a faster chip than is currently available. AMD engineers also overclocked an Athlon 700mhz to 950mhz using standard cooling, and in lab testing commonly hit 1000mhz. Athlon 800mhz cores are overclocking to 1100mhz with a much better than expected success rate.
AMD is also producing copper k6-3 600mhz parts at it's new Dresden Fab, this is higher than copper k6-3 were originally going to go, and with a litle tweaking, AMD expects the copper k6-3 core to hit 800mhz. According to source "The copper Athlon (k7) core will easily make it to 1500mhz or higher using standard cooling methods"
Impressive, I wonder what Intel has up it's sleeve?
There are unconfirmed reports of an "AMD K6-2+". (source would not comment)At this time, it is unknown what this chip is, but it suspected of being a copper K6-2, meant to compete against Intel's Celeron, in the sub $800 market.
Source will remain anonymous, but is an engineer in AMD's core design and testing facility.