The Inquirer has an article up about the estimated chip speed of the Clawhammer.
If you read a bit into that Sanders quote, you can see that the Hammer has a 33 per cent gain in IPC/Power. That means, a 3400 PR in Hammer speak is the same as a 2550 Palomino.
That makes it 633MHz faster than a Palomino 1400-1600PR (2550-1600 / 100 *66 = 633), or 2033MHz. If you again make an assumption that it will have a faster 100MHz multiple bus, that puts it at 2GHz.
This Inquirer news story details that Intel will likely drop the Itanium CPU in favor of an x86-64 one.
According to a story up there, and based on an engineer, who quite sensibly declines to be named, the "Yamhill Technology" which is essentially based on X86-64 features, will be built into allegedly 32-bit chip Prescott with the option to turn the code on or off, depending on how well the Intel folk think sales of Itanic are still crap, and sales of Hammer are very good.
AMDZone has reviewed both the AIWs based on the 8500DV and the 7500 chipsets.
Overall the performance of these cards is exactly what I've come to expect from the ATI All-In-Wonder line. Amazing performance and top notch manufacturing. ATI maintains their throne as having the best 'all-in-one' computer/TV/entertainment solution.
He asked whether Clawhammer was sampling and the Web owner said he believed it was sampling in both silicon on insulator (SOI) and on a .13 micron process, with AMD set to show off samples of the chip at the up and coming CeBIT 2002 trade fair.
He also thinks that Clawhammer will be up for sale before December of this year and that it will integrate Hypertransport, and memory in its north bridge, with only the AGP controller being off the core.
Well, here we go with another round of lawsuits with Netscape filing suit again against MS. Story can be found here at Anandtech. Gee, it wouldn't have anything to do with AOL/Netscape putting out a lousy, buggy, slow-loading, bloated, needing to 2 big updates to fix, browser that nobody wanted would it? I wonder if Netscape is hoping to get Judge Penfield Jackson on this one.....
Well folks it was bound to happen. Many of the big record label have employed copy protection to prevent the masses from copying or playing music for that matter on your PC. Unfortunately the copy protection prevents a lot of stand alone CD players from playing it too, along with a host of other problems. At least one manufacturer has refused to go along and that's Phillips. More info at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-817929.html\">ZDNet. Gee, maybe we ought to go back to buying LP's and tapes again.......
The Inquirer has the story about AMD moving to .13 micron CPUs with the 2500+.
While there will be a slight decrease in raw megahurts when AMD moves from .18 micron to .13 micron, performance is expected to jump substantially, according to our reliable source, becauseof additional gates and a better design.