AMD to intro non-legacy PC push

ISA sorta guessed it might

Chip manufacturer AMD will next year introduce a non-legacy PC initiative. That news emerged during a trip to AMD's Dresden fabrication ("fab") plant. The initiative, starting next year, is aimed at assisting motherboard manufacturers to produce boards devoid of legacy devices such as the ISA bus. Intel announced earlier this year that it, in conjunction with Microsoft, would push for a similar scheme -- the so-called Concept PC. AMD will doubtless have Microsoft's assistance in its plans. The two companies have traditionally been close and their relationship has not suffered from the strains between Microsoft and Intel. ®

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