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Details of the Alpha roadmap leaked to The Register show how serious the consortium is in its attempt to give Intel a run for its money. Samsung and API will move to a .13 micron process in 2001, while the EV68 platform, using aluminium interconnects, will achieve a one gigahertz clock rate by the end of this year. That will be followed by a copper version of the EV68 platform which will have a clock speed of 1100MHz, also by the end of this year. Towards the end of next year, the consortium will introduce the EV7 copper platform, with clock speeds of 1100MHz, while the EV8 copper platform is likely to arrive in 2001 with clock frequencies of 1400MHz. API itself will make 1-2, 1-4, and 1-8 way Alpha boards. The 264DP and 164LX/UX platforms will be replaced later this year with Slot B (K7 and Alpha compatible) boards, as revealed here earlier. There will be a new uniprocessor board based on the AMD-developed Irongate support chip instead of the current DEC Pyxis chipset. Our source scoffed at Intel senior VP's suggestion that the Alpha could not succeed because Compaq could not afford the fab investment. That problem, he said, is solved by the Alpha consortium. ®

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