AMD and PowerPC, back in 1995

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacCoaster, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    MacCoaster

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    I tried submitting this to news as an interesting read, but apparantly it has never made it.

    It's not what you think it is all over again rumor mongering about AMD in Macs, but I caught this interesting page on Microprocessor Report.

    http://www.mdronline.com/mpr_public/editorials/edit16_43.html

    Titled "AMD Picks PowerPC Over NexGen" in the middle of the webpage, it mentions AMD and their $400M deal with the AIM alliance with the PowerPC platform.

    Interesting that they report that AMD already has engineers working on their own PowerPC deriative, but I haven't seen it. Maybe it turned out to be the AMD Athlon?

    I'm not sure if this page is full of rubbish, but it's an interesting read--especially when it's entitled "The End of x86."
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

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    Read the whole page -- especially the part under "Okay. Back to reality."

    It was a fantasy presentation -- none of the articles are true.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I figured, but wasn't sure exactly what was meant by "reality." Maybe they were meant to happen but never happened.

    However, Motorola indeed did license its copper/SOI/whatever process to AMD in return for money and some of the Athlon processor design, presumed to have been used in the G4 or the G5.
     

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