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March 17, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:33pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Advanced Micro Devices Inc has licensed chip controller technologies from VIA technologies Inc, Fremont, California, and used them to build a chip-set for use in Pentium’s Socket 7 mounting technology that will allow its K6 MMX clone of Intel Corp’s next-generation Pentium II to processor to utilize components designed for Pentium-based systems. K6 will be announced at the beginning of next month. Pentium II – the Pentium Pro with MMX multimedia extensions formerly known as Klamath, is due next quarter. The AMD-640 chipset include system and peripheral controllers and is optimized for the K6, incorporating support for SDRAM for high main memory transfer rates, the company says. AMD says it has a bunch of folk supporting the chipset through its FusionPC program, including commitments to augment Socket 7 chipsets with support for an Accelerated Graphics Port. The AMD-640 is now sampling and will cost $33 for 1,000-up.

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