THE ATHLON 64 processor AMD is readying is on target for a September launch, representatives of the firm confirmed earlier this week. But so far there's not that many samples of the Athlon64 out there in the wild, as AMD struggles to improve both its clock speed and its thermal profile, insiders tell the INQUIRER.
So far, talking to a number of OEMs here in Europe, there appears to be only a very limited supply of samples of Athlon 64 with PC manufacturers in Europe, at frequencies of 1.4GHz and 1.8GHz. AMD is hoping to up these frequencies signficantly in time for the launch of the product in September.
We understand that AMD will make a big song and dance for its Athlon 64 launch in September, but the big question is when the marketing types at the firm will introduce the processor. It could choose to queer Intel's pitch in early September, when the chip giant holds its Developer Forum in San Jose, or it could choose to use the postponed Computex show in Taiwan as the venue for the introduction.
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