A senior executive at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) said today that its Pentium MMX processors were not subject to the same defects as Intel chips.
That followed an admission by Intel yesterday that it had a problem if people used machine code which could disable keyboards and mice and cause PCs to crash.
Said Richard Baker, Northern Europe marketing manager of AMD: "When we designed our instruction set for our processor, we eliminated this problem."
Cyrix has still so far not said whether the problem will affect its Pentium-compliant chips.
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