AMD has launched the latest in its line of K6-2 processors with 3DNow! technology, at speeds of 366MHz, 380MHz and 400MHz. AMD is pitching the new chips directly against Intel's Pentium II family, claiming equal or higher performance. Compaq also announced its new Presario 5190 and 5100c Series PCs based on the new chips. In related news, motherboard manufacturers Acer Laboratories (ALi) and VIA Technologies have announced plans to build chipsets optimised for AMD's forthcoming K7 processor.
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