1/10/2000: AMD Athlon to 800 MHz
They have been done of requesting... although not precisely for the long time.
The career for the GHz is still unstoppable. A new "magic" barrier has been exceeded, in this case 800 MHz. AMD has presented his processor Athlon K7 that is equal to the most rapid of the moment, working to "only 0,8 GHz.
Now both Intel and AMD possess processors working at this speed; only it is missing for knowing who of the two will be able to provide enough mikes for the demand, since as it has demonstrated Intel in the last months, it is not the same to "present" a mike than "to throw it" to the market in volume...
Coinciding with the presentation of the new processor, he announces to himself the availability of teams of the important North American company Gateway mounted with Athlon; for the first time in his history, Gateway does not mount a processor Intel. Now processors AMD can be in manufacturers of the prestige of IBM, Compaq, Gateway, HP...
Also it proved to be recently a Compaq Presario (collaboration between Compaq, AMD and Kryotech) working again to 1.000 MHz, although these teams are "overclockings with guarantee", not series mikes.
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