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Intel burns AMD-clone Yamhill idea

While Microsoft taps fingers, waits
Mon Sep 30 2002, 10:35
SENIOR EXECUTIVE Louis Burns, who sits on the desktop division of chip giant Intel, has gone further than any Intel executive has gone before and outright denied it has an X86-64 "Yamhill" processor up its corporate sleeves.

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.

Associated Press a la Yahoo µ

See Also
Intel steps up X86-64 skunkworks
Apology: Intel's X86-64 skunkworks
Linus Torvalds prays Intel will adopt Yamhill
Intel's Yamhill still not a lost cause
Time for Prescott New Instructions (PNI)
Intel won't produce AMD clone - Otellini


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