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Intel, AMD tied in race for fastest chip

The speed race in the processor market is again neck-and-neck as Intel finally releases a 1-GHz chip.

 

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The speed race in the processor market is again neck-and-neck as Intel finally releases a 1-GHz chip. Rival AMD beat the chipmaker to the punch, however, unveiling its chip first. AMD stock climbed to a new record high after its announcement.

 


Intel unveils its own 1-GHz chip
Hoping that late is truly better than never, Intel releases a Pentium III chip that runs at 1 GHz a week after rival AMD unveiled its own processor.

AMD hits record on chip release
To keep the momentum going, the resurgent chipmaker has to start gaining ground with corporate PC makers, analysts say.

AMD makes move to 1-GHz chip
update AMD trumps Intel by releasing its 1-GHz Athlon processor, currently the fastest chip on the market.

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