AMD to accelerate speed improvements

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AMD to accelerate speed improvements

When Advanced Micro Devices’ 1.1GHz Athlons appear in systems this Monday, a 1.2GHz Athlon will already be moving toward market and the company plans to introduce a faster chip every five to six weeks until it delivers 1.5GHz by the beginning of 2001. Speaking just outside the Intel Developer Forum, an AMD spokesman told reporters the company is working to increase performance of Athlon-based desktop PCs without raising prices significantly. New chips sets, including the 760 that supports faster DDR SDRAM and higher system bus speeds, will also be available before the end of the year. The company will also move to a new Athlon core, code-named Mustang, and introduce new mobile Athlon and Duron chips before 2001.

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