Paul Otellini, the president of Intel, had previously iterated that it wouldn't produce an AMD clone, however.
Burns, speaking to Associated Press, is quoted as saying that there is no such beastie, although as we reported here a long time ago, such a baby was being developed in its Oregonian "skunkworks".
Burns flamed AMD's up-and-coming Hammer family, describing it as a K7 core with a bolted on memory controller and six instructions.
That, the wire reports him as saying, is not "true innovation".
The same story also reports that there will be no native Microsoft X86-64 operating system available at launch time. Presumably there will be one later.
At the Intel Developer Forum we recently attended, Burns used the term "new innovation" for its family of products.
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