AMD demos 1.5GHz Athlon

But Chimpzilla falling further behind in MegaHurtz ™ war

AMD has an Athlon running at 1.5GHz at Comdex, but the company still says production Palomino chips will only hit this speed sometime in Q2 next year, by which time Intel's P4 will be running at over 2GHz.

You can check out a picture of this week's World's Fastest Processor over at German hardware site TecChannel.

And if 1.7GHz is still the best AMD hopes to achieve next year, the company had better start looking for an alternative sales pitch to raw speed. ®

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