Chipmaker AMD trumps its long-time rival Intel with the release of 1-GHz processors, the latest salvo in the escalating chip speed wars. Yet consumers should be wary, as PCs with the new chips aren?t cheap.
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AMD stock zooms on 1-GHz victory
The chipmaker beats rival Intel to the market with a processor that hits the touted 1-GHz speed barrier while investors reap the benefits of its strategy.
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AMD makes move to 1-GHz chip
AMD trumps Intel by releasing the 1-GHz Athlon processor, currently the fastest chip on the market, although Intel will follow with its own 1-GHz chip soon.
One-gig PCs offer speed--at a price
Fast, brawny 1-GHz, or "one-gig," PCs debut today, but all that power comes at a premium: Many of these systems cost as much as--or more than--a good used car.
AMD phasing out K6-III as speed race heats up
Amid the race between AMD and Intel to release chips running at 1-GHz, AMD is phasing out its K6-III processor line.