Forbes bevestigd eerdere geruchten dat we binnenkort een Athlon 750 mogen verwachten. Een 800MHz staat gepland voor november:
Intel is expected to roll out a 733- and 667-MHz version of its Pentium III chip later this year. These new versions of Pentium III chip use a 100-MHz system bus, and 256KB on-die full-speed L2 Cache. In total about nine new versions of Pentium III are due out this fourth quarter.
While Intel might have the speed crown for the moment, AMD is expected to strike back very shortly. The company recently started production in its state-of-the-art chip-manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany. AMD will soon announce the 750-MHz version of its chip, only to be followed by 800 MHz versions in November 1999.