Willamette due 2H 2000

Register sources suffer bad attack of over-enthusiasm

We've been keeping a pretty close watch on Chipzilla's reaction to Athlon's success, as have a sizeable number of moles around the World. So when a normally reliable source tells us Willamette is coming real soon now, we pass that info on to our readers. It appears, however, that this time our sources got a bit ahead of themselves with the timescales as Intel officially stated yesterday that the fabled 'Athlon killer' won't appear before the second half of next year. Of course, Intel timeframes are notoriously flexible, so only time will tell if our sources were right. Yesterday, Intel's CEO, Craig Barrett, showed a slide to analysts that has Willamette, clocked at over 1GHz, slated for the second half of next year (see Intel execs outline Y2K chip futures). ®

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