10/18/1999: On January 10: AMD Athlon to 1 GHz
As informs The Register, that quotes confidential sources (how not), AMD will present his microprocessor K7 Athlon to 1 GHz (or what is the same, to 1.000 MHz) on January 10 of next year.
The above mentioned mike would be made by a 0,18 microns new process based on copper; at present, immense most of the processors are made by a 0,25 microns process based on aluminum, which is difficult to overcome and even to reach numbers of 750-800 Mhz.
This introduces more pressure on Intel, which although according to an open throwings calendar also by The Register (again "confidential", but available here) it did not have planned to overcome 733 MHz up to the second trimester of 2000, very probably will move forward his plans everything possible...
More information in: