11/20/1999: AMD gains the career for the first GHz
Although it is doing pitfall... Thanks to the agreement reached between AMD and the American company specialist in Kryotech made teams "overclockeados", presented in the Comdex the first processor to himself working to 1 GHz (1.000 MHz).
The MACHINE (this way, in capital letters), is bigger enough than a normal computer, due to the space that there occupies the team of refrigeration (very similar to that of the cars), which also weighs enough.
In spite of these small disadvantages, it is a question of the most rapid computer of the market in these moments. Beating any PIII in any test (be already on games, applications ofimáticas, renderizado of images...) and showing, first of all, the big capacity of escalabilidad of the Athlon, that probably next year comes to more enough speed.
Of course, the price will be on a par with his quality. A few 2.500$ in the USA, perhaps someone dares to import it like caprice.
To see the first processors to 1.000 "official" MHz, this is, without overclocking, we will not have to hope too much, so AMD has announced that before the summer of 2000 we will see these processors (in fact, already they are prepared to make the Athlon to 800 MHz).
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