Ace's Hardware heeft een artikel in elkaar gedraaid over Intel vs AMD, oftewel de oorlog die momenteel gaande is onder de CPU fabrikanten. Verder zit er ook nog wat info in over de AMD K7, die ik er hier even uit pik:
AMD is really shaping up. The strategy of Atiq Raza is daring but efficient, attack Intel on all fronts, not a hopeless battle in the low end. No, with the K7, AMD can aim for higher profit margins: the market of the Xeon. The Xeon is, with all respect, not at all the fastest CPU on the market it is aimed at. Compare the Xeon with its competitors.
So if AMD can execute and the K7 motherboards are very robust, the K7 could steal a lot of market share of the Xeon/Tanner/Cascades, considering it can harbor up to 8 MB full speed L2-cache, while the Xeon can only have 1 MB cache. The Tanner, the "PIII Xeon", will probably show the same 5% extra performance over the Xeon, as the PIII has over the PII. So the Tanner will have a hard time competing with the K7. As you all know the K7 uses Digital's EV-6 system bus, but did you know that that same bus can support up to 14 (!) Alpha CPU's?
Makes me wonder ..