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vniow
Dec 9, 2002, 05:24 PM
Not much new here, but that double-gate transistor thingie is kinda interesting.

Advanced Micro Devices has big plans for the future: to remain firmly stuck in Intel's side.

If the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker has its way, it will continue as its crosstown rival's thorny nemesis for years to come. AMD recently started shipping its new Athlon XP 2800+ processor and is on track to deliver its next-generation chips, the Opteron and Athlon 64--collectively known by the code-name "Hammer"--early next year.

It's also working on new transistors and new chipmaking techniques that will let it continue to boost chip performance through 2005 and beyond, company representatives said Monday.

AMD researchers will serve up details on those efforts at this week's International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, offering a look at the company's progress toward creating a so-called double gate transistor design, and its work in using silicon alternatives to boost chip performance.
(http://news.com.com/2100-1001-976533.html?tag=lh)

macphisto
Dec 9, 2002, 06:38 PM
Anything to annoy companies like Intel and microsoft is a very good thing. Great for competition and prices too. I used to like intel, I wonder why I stopped...

AssassinOfGates
Dec 9, 2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by macphisto
Anything to annoy companies like Intel and microsoft is a very good thing. Great for competition and prices too. I used to like intel, I wonder why I stopped...

The MHz difference between AMD / Apple and Intel, and how idiots that surround you buy into it, perhaps? :)

MrMacMan
Dec 10, 2002, 08:14 PM
Well Add this to the New Apple of x86 news and we got areselves are real rumor bin.
:D :D