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CeBIT: AMD shows 1.5 GHz Palomino and Dual-Athlon

CeBIT: AMD shows 1.5 GHz Palomino and Dual-Athlon

At the CeBIT in Hanover, AMD presented the new Athlon with code name Palomino for the first time today. A single Palomino was already running at 1533 MHz, even if the processor was initially only to come onto the market for multiprocessor systems. The CPU was cooled with conventional air cooling and is due to come onto the market in the second quarter of 2001 in connection with the 760MP chipset and dual Athlon systems.

The 1.533 GHz have increased by a multiplier of 11, 5 and an FSB of 133 MHz and Gigabytes GA-7DX in revision 3.0 served as the mainboard. There was also a dual Athlon system with Palomino processors, but the CPUs only ran at 1.2 GHz. AMD already wants to deliver the first samples of the Palomino and the new 760MP chipset to server manufacturers. So it remains to be seen whether AMD can come close to the higher MHz numbers of the Pentium 4, or even overtake it in terms of clock speed.

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