The Register wist meer details over de 1GHz Athlon van het net te rapen, die volgens informatie van de duitse site Tec Channel nog steeds met aluminium-interconnect technologie in Austin geproduceerd zal worden. Als AMD met de gangbare aluminium technologie al vrij eenvoudig 1000MHz haalt, dan wekt dat hoge verwachting voor de kloksnelheden die binnenkort met koper-interconnects in Dresden behaald kunnen worden:
Although our understanding now, thanks to our colleagues at Tec Channel who followed up our story, is that the 1GHz microprocessors will use aluminium interconnects and be fabbed at AMD's Austin plant, we had heard as early as October last year that the company was happy with its execution and, even then, could deliver 1GHz technology.
This is in German but gives further AMD confirmation of the fact. One OEM will ship GHz PCs in March. Although not giving the name, he pointed out that Compaq and Gateway showed near-mass-production-units at CeBIT at AMDs booth with 1 GHz. They were then still labeled "technical demonstrations", according to Tec Channel.