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Chip firms turn up heat on Intel

Intel faces increased competition as AMD takes the speed crown for its Athlon chip and Via puts on the pressure with its processor entry that competes with the Celeron.

 

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Intel faces increased competition as AMD takes the speed crown for its Athlon chip and Via puts on the pressure with its processor entry that competes with the Celeron.

"The stability of the AMD platform is light years ahead of where it was six months ago."

- Dean McCarron, Mercury Research analyst

 


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