2/9/2000: The Athlon with copper are already to point...: and to 1,1 GHz!
Confirming the excellent march of the production of microprocessors Athlon, AMD has presented the next generation of this mike: an Athlon made with the new technology HiP6L 0,18 microns and interconnections of copper, with the cache memory L2 integrated. These innovations will allow to AMD to make more rapid, cheaper Athlon and with a minor consumption.
The mike made of the new factory of Dresden (Germany), worked to 1,1 GHz (1.100 MHz) without need for any system of special refrigeration, therefore it is possible to consider a practically finished prototype. The production in mass of the new Athlon should begin at the end of the second trimester.
This news, together with the numerous rumors of the prompt arrival to the market of the 850 MHz Athlon, they confirm that AMD is not having any problem in the manufacture of these mikes, the other way round that Intel (despite his - theoretically - much major production capacity).
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