Ik lees bij JC dat AMD een .PDFje met een overzicht van de Athlon errata openbaar heeft gemaakt. AMD meldt 6 bugs voor de Athlon, waarvan er al 2 werden gefixt voordat de Athlon op de markt kwam. De overige bugs zijn in het huidige 0,18micron Athlon design verholpen. Ter vergelijking: de Pentium III kent in totaal 65 bugs:
If you'd like to compare and contrast, the Pentium III buglist is kept here. Note that the Pentium III has had a few more revisions than the Athlon, so it's only natural that it had gone through a greater amount of bugs than the Athlon. However, it is incredibly notable that AMD has only reported four bugs in the Athlon (they number up to six, but two were apparently pre-release bugs and fixed before full production went underway.
The Pentium III has a total of sixty-five bugs (including those related to APIC), a little more than sixteen times as many as are on the Athlon (GAKKK!). Mind you, the vast majority of these are either fixed or worked around. For example, the most recent stepping fixed nine bugs from the previous stepping. The number of unfixed bugs in the current revision/stepping of the Pentium III appears to be something like 48 (Intel maintains that these particular bugs are not critical enough to pursue fixing, according to the documentation).
[...] Apparently, the 180nm Athlons (Model 2) do not have any of these bugs. I doubt it is totally bug-free, but its current quantity of reported bugs is: Zero.