AMD pushes date of K6-3D forward

Meanwhile Gateway tipped to use chip

AMD is now expected to introduce its SharpTooth K6-3D processor earlier than the 24th February. Although a representative refused to say exactly when the processor will be introduced, he did say that the date had been brought forward. AMD is attempting to knock the wind out of Intel's sails when it introduces its Pentium III (Katmai) part at the end of February. Meanwhile, rumours are circulating in the industry that Gateway 2000 is likely to use the K6-3D processor in some of its machines. Gateway has previously been a loyal Intel customer. No one from the company was available for comment at press time. ®

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