Volgens dit exclusieve bericht bij ZDNet staat AMD klaar om deze maand nog een 900, 950 en 1GHz Athlon te releasen, dit als antwoord op de aankondiging van Intel om alvast beperkt 1GHz P3's aan OEMs te shippen.
900MHz, 950MHz and 1GHz chips are set to hit the streets soon, making for possible PR win over Intel AMD is set to deliver a "one-two-three" punch to Intel "imminently" with the simultaneous release of its 900MHz, 950MHz and 1GHz Athlon processors, ZDNet UK has learned. According to sources, AMD will toss out the usual procedure of releasing one clock speed at a time in a move designed to humiliate its gargantuan rival Intel in an ongoing PR war. If AMD pulls the move off, and the source warns that "this is the goal, but these things can change in a minute", it will also make AMD's 850MHz Athlon -- currently the fastest processor available in full production volumes -- only the fourth-fastest on the chip maker's roster. Its 850MHz chip was introduced on 11 February. [...] The 1GHz Athlon wasn't originally due until the second quarter, but its simultaneous launch with the other Athlon speeds means that it's likely it will arrive a bit sooner -- even later this month. If, as AMD has promised, the 1GHz Athlon is available in full production quantities when it is introduced, the chip will be widely available well before the equivalent Pentium III. Intel has made it clear that the 1GHz PIII will be available only in limited quantities for the first half of the year.
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