Intel saws up Athlon processors
Intel procured several Athlon processors with a clock frequency of 1400 MHz and then literally sawed them up. Intel found interesting information about the maximum clock frequency of the processors.
An important point is that despite the 0 , 18 Micron process with the Athlon can already be found in the old Thunderbird as well as in the new XP. With its investigation, Intel wants to determine whether AMD can keep up with the megahertz race. But according to Intel, despite the upcoming change to 0.13 micron in chip production, AMD is not able to achieve such high frequencies as Intel. But despite the significantly higher clock rate at Intel (2 GHz), AMD with its Athlon XP1800 + (1533 MHz) can keep up with the Pentium 4 in almost all benchmarks. Intel now wants to leave the Athlon XP behind by further short-term clock increases even with software that is not optimized for Pentium 4.