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This little puppy was a good performer in the good old days... it was my first AMD
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...0_1268,00.html
Popped right into a 486 motherboard
Thanks for the link. It's nice to see how far technology has paced along.

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post #112 of 148
it was designed for Windows 95...weird.
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post #113 of 148
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Theres a term for what Alk was referring to, but I cant remember it. Basically its when in this case, a Company (Intel) lays all their cards out too early, and another company (AMD) now knows what it has to beat or match.
Reverse engineering?

Even if Alk was referring to that (probably was) it isn't something that AMD can do overnight and implement into their chip design and still expect to meet their set out deadlines
    
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It's not too smart thing to do.... by the time AMD has replicated Intel (which is the assumtion based on those comments), Intel will already release their next technology.
    
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And that is not including the time it would take to produce and distribute them
    
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True

PS: Gotta love that AMD logo right under 'Intel Overclocker'
    
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PS: Gotta love that AMD logo right under 'Intel Overclocker'
I've never even owned an Intel build before, I've gone K6-2>3200+XP>Opty 148
    
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LOL.. better chance your title in your Postbit then
    
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Just FYI.. AMD's chips up until the K6 and possibly K5 were reversed engineer Intel chips with enhancements to make them even better, and usually with ramped up clock speeds.
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That's why I got it in the good old days... The choice was... Pentium 75, or this chip (which dropped right into my motherboard).
    
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