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Wired: AMD Throws Down the Gauntlet

Mar 23, 2001, 08:06 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gartner)

"At CeBIT on Thursday, the chip company released a 1.3 GHz chip that it claims can beat Intel's best. AMD also is taking the bold step of putting out a chip that won't be compatible with Intel, which could divide the software market...."

"AMD's Hammer chip, which will be out by the end of the year, is a proprietary design, so software companies will have to decide to create separate versions of their products and Intel's future Itanium processor."

"AMD is working closely with Linux developers to rally support for its chip. The company has posted software that simulates how the new chip works on the x86-64.org website, where open-source programmers can contribute to the Linux effort."

"AMD is also paying SuSE, Europe's largest Linux development company, to help the software along."

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