Deze naam geeft Reuters in een nieuwsposting over een 64-bit AMD processor (K8 dus):
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE:AMD - news) plans to unveil Tuesday a new microprocessor that would compete with a new chip Intel Corp. (NasdaqNM:INTC - news) named Monday, the Wall Street Journal said Tuesday.
The 64-bit ``SledgeHammer,'' designed to compete with Intel's new ``Itanium,'' represents a change in strategy for Advanced Micro, the Journal said.
Rather than copying Intel, with the new chip Advanced Micro is introducing a chip that isn't compatible with software written for chips made by its larger rival, the paper said.
Intel's ``Itanium'' is expected to debut in the second half of 2000, while Advanced Micro won't launch its chip until 2001, the Journal reported.
'SledgeHammer' (niet de uiteindelijk naam, neem ik aan) klinkt in ieder geval al wel véél cooler dan dat idiote 'Itanium'.