Volgens The Register zal AMD op de Comdex beurs, volgende week in Las Vegas, een Athlon op 1GHz demonstreren. Verder wordt verwacht dat tegelijkertijd de Athlon 750 wordt ge´ntroduceerd (c't schreef hier al eerder over):
The 750MHz and 800MHz parts show that AMD's roadmap, which it revealed to The Register at Fab 30 in Dresden earlier this year, appears well on track.
Sources close to AMD have said that the company is likely to go with a 1GHz processor in January of next year. It already has the 750MHz Athlon in production, according to sources close to AMD, and could start shipping the 800MHz whenever it chooses to. The issues are marchitectural, rather than architectural. In other words, AMD wants to maximise sales of its current processors and not jump the gun, even though it could.
The news will be a further blow to Intel, which is still unable to ship a whole clutch of .18 micron Coppermine processors it announced last month, and is still reeling from comparisons between its Pentium III and the Athlon.