AMD already delivers hammer systems
In order to create a good foundation for the market launch of the 64-bit Hammer processors, AMD has already delivered several dozen Hammer systems to various game manufacturers and developers of multimedia software.
'Rolling Thunder' is what AMD calls its campaign for the introduction of the hammer processors, of which the Clawhammer for desktop PCs as a 64-bit Athlon in early 2003 the market should come. AMD promises the user a performance of the new processors that is currently only to be found on the workstations in the research laboratories at NASA or Daimler-Chrysler. According to AMD, the Clawhammer should also be able to manage more than four gigabytes of RAM, a lot that can only be managed by special server CPUs so far. According to some market observers, these amounts of memory in desktop PCs will be the order of the day in a few years' time to allow applications such as speech recognition at a level that is impossible today.