AMD gives Athlon Tyrannazilla epithet

No more Chimpzilla any more

A report on Newsbytes is claiming that chip company AMD has started branding its 800MHz Athlon processor as chuk lung. This is as a result of an online quiz amongst readers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, the wire says. This is the Chinese word for a fast and carnivorous dinosaur, the report said. This differs from our Register term Chipzilla, which implies a slow and lumbering but also carnivorous dinosaur. And it also implies that Chimpzilla could now be out of fashion... ®

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