Dresden heeft de eerste koper samples van de Athlon afgeleverd, zo weet Ace's Hardware ons te vertellen. De fabriek in Dresden loopt op schema, maar het gerucht (van The Register - wie anders) dat er volgende week al met produktie wordt begonnen zou bullshit zijn:
Sources in Dresden confirmed: AMD Austin tested Dresden's first silicon, copper K7's, Friday and the results were extremely encouraging.
The rumor that production of copper K7's will begin this week was probably based on this fact, but totally wrong. The exact date when actual production will ramp is not known. You must not forget that product development and process qualification is a very slow and difficult procedure. Our sources underlined that Dresden is right on track!
That is pretty cool, he ? ... All we need now is more Slot A motherboards and we got, for the first time, a strong competitor for Intel in the CPU market.