AMD rolls out 900MHz Athlon

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AMD rolls out 900MHz Athlon

AMD has staged a public demonstration of its Athlon microprocessor running at 900MHz.

Two versions were featured in the demo:One uses the company’s standard 0.18-micron process with aluminum interconnects, while the second is produced at AMD’s Dresden, Germany, fab and features copper interconnects.

AMD plans to release an 800-MHz part next quarter and expects to break through the 1GHz barrier in mid-2000.

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