from the don't-you-want-to-know-too? dept.
Chris wrote in
"In the latest Microprocessor
Report, this is the following
piece on the forthcoming Merced. They think that the Merced is
running into design problems. Performance will likely be lower
than earlier estimates, Intel are downplaying the performance behind
the scenes, and are saying to wait for McKinley (2nd gen IA-64). In
fact, if delayed enough, the Merced could well end up as being not
much more than a development chip. So, the IA-64 might not be
around until 2001, but by this time next year, we should have the
PowerPC G4, AMD K7 and UltraSparc III in full flow, and Alpha 21264
looking even smuger than it does now...
There's also another new article there - PC
Processor Market Stratifies, which is partly about how AMD are the
only x86 maker likely to threaten/shadow Intel in top performance over
the next year or two."
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