Sledgehammer is coming!
Rumors have it that AMD's 64-bit CPU (code name: 'Sledgehammer') will be shipped as a sample in August. The performance of this chip is impressive, reports The Register.
Since this version of the chip is still in its early stages, it can be assumed that the performance can still be improved. This impressive performance is thanks to the new 'Lightning Data Transport' bus. If everything goes smoothly at AMD, it is likely that the new processor will hit the market almost at the same time as Intel's 64-bit Itanium chip.