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AMD's ticket to speed

Big Blue is the latest to endorse AMD's new chip with a broad direct sales push, marking an overhaul of its consumer PC line and a bid to gain market momentum.

 

  latest developments 

Compaq and IBM rush new computers based on Athlon, Advanced Micro Devices highly touted new high-end chip.

"These are the best-performing machines ever."

- A source familiar with IBM's new Athlon-based Aptivas

 


IBM embraces new Athlon chip, direct sales push
Big Blue roundly endorses See CNET Gamecenter: Review of AthlonAMD's new chip with a broad direct sales push, marking an overhaul of its consumer PC line and a bid to gain market momentum.

PC makers announce Athlon-based systems
Compaq and IBM are putting AMD's new Athlon chip in high-end personal computers, bringing competition to this market for the first time.

AMD wrests away speed crown from Intel
update AMD's 650-MHz Athlon processor gives the company important bragging rights as it struggles to compete against Intel.

previous coverage
Intel delays Pentium III for notebooks
The chipmaker will delay the release of the processor until October or November, a lag that means laptop makers will lose one to two crucial months of potential sales.