Intel brings Pentium III launch forward

AMD brings K6-3 launch even further forward. Tweedledum and Tweedledee...

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Tweedledum and Tweedledee illustration by John Tenniel from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Tweedledum and Tweedledee Agreed to have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee Had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow, As black as a tar-barrel; Which frightened both the heroes so, They quite forgot their quarrel. Illustration by John Tenniel from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. If AMD's Dee, who is Dum? Dum, dum, dum dum dum...

The Pentium III and K6-3 battle ratched up a further notch today as it emerged Intel will launch its chip a week earlier than AMD's. But AMD said today it will bring forward the introduction of its Sharptooth K6-3D processor to before Intel's launch. Intel had originally intended to introduce the Pentium III (Katmai) at the end of the month but has brought the date forward to attempt to stymie AMD's introduction. A reliable source near to AMD's plans, said she couldn't give the exact date but it will be before Intel's introduction, dubbed a "preview event". See

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