Echt nieuws is het niet meer, want dit hadden we al lang aan zien komen, maar AMD heeft vandaag dus de Athlon 750 en K6-2 533 gereleased. Volgens The Register worden er in de UK al 750MHz systemen verkocht:
Both Evesham Micro and Mesh plc have made machines available, the companies confirmed.
[...] Ireland [Evesham] said: "Athlon machines are selling very well. Virtually all sales of high end machines at the moment are using the AMD Athlon chip. That cannot be said of Intel-based machines." He said there was a problem with availability for Intel parts. [break] In een ander artikel schrijft The Register dat AMD mogelijk op 10 januari een 1GHz Athlon aan zal kondigen (lijkt me onwaarschijnlijk): [/break] Sources tell us that AMD may well still announce availability of a 1GHz Athlon on the 10 January next year. Last Friday, we revealed that Intel will intro a 750MHz Pentium on that day. The sources said that AMD will make the decision based on sales of members of its existing Athlon family, and on Intel's reaction to both the launches and on its own introductions. There is no technical reason why the 1GHz Athlon should not be introduced in early January. [break] De Athlon 750 is met een prijs van $795/1000 lager geprijst dan de Coppermine 733 ($826/1000), waarvan de leverbaarheid overigens nog steeds problematisch is: [/break] Although the MHz race is a comparatively trivial matter, with both AMD and Intel playing the Tweedledee-Tweedledum game, pricing and availability of the processors is far more important.
The day after Intel announced its Coppermine family, on the 25th of October, The Register saw internal documents from the chip giant which showed the extent of its problems supplying the parts. Although this position has improved in recent weeks, there are still serious problems with its high end Coppermine processor, the 733MHz Pentium III.
Check The Register voor meer info.